Rhode Island Commerce | Economic Development Professionals

CAREERS

The Commerce Corporation’s team of economic development professionals includes people with a variety of expertise and skill sets. This page will direct you to a listing of open positions at the agency and instructions for submitting a resume or applying for a job.

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Position Summary

The Executive Vice President of Business Development will lead a cross-functional team of professionals to achieve both big-picture goals for drawing business to the state as well strategic wins to ensure existing businesses in the state of all sizes thrive.

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Program Coordinator - Supply RI Strategic Sourcing

Position Summary

The Strategic Sourcing Program Coordinator’s principal responsibility is to serve as the hub for both internal and external SupplyRI operations. Manage supplier onboarding process, this role ensures smooth flow of documentation and information from suppliers to anchors, anchors to suppliers, and internally within the SupplyRI team. Perform all functions relative to same, including but not limited to counseling clients on current procedures, acting as the main contact for client, providing information about the SupplyRI program, suppliers benefits, completion of onboarding process, and related functions.

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Investment Analyst

Position Summary

The Investment Analyst will support the Investment Team by acting as an efficient team player with the
ability to quickly assess the needs of, develop a work plan for, and excel at all tasks given regardless of
previous knowledge. The candidate must have a working knowledge of financial fundamentals and
financial modeling. Real estate experience is a plus, but not required. The overall purpose of this role is
to support Commerce RI’s goal of drawing business to the area and getting Rhode Islanders back to
work.

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Managing Director Innovation

Position Summary

The incumbent in the position will lead the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the Rhode Island economy by providing entrepreneurs across industries and stages of development with a dependable framework of support systems and investments that fosters market-based innovation.

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Policy Advisor

Position Summary

The Policy Advisor will work with the Secretary of Commerce, the Chief of Staff, and the Director of Communications to enhance Commerce’s capacity for creating and evaluating proposed policies, developing key messaging, and managing strategic projects for the agency.

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Procurement Specialist – Government Contracts Counselor

Position Summary

Incumbent in the position provides specialized and professional technical assistance to individuals and businesses that are seeking to pursue and successfully perform contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Defense (DoD), federal and state agencies, and local/municipal governments.

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Chief of Strategic Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (Deputy Chief of Staff)

Position Summary

Cross-Posted for the Executive Office of Commerce: The Executive Office of Commerce (EOC) is responsible for overseeing the strategic, legislative, and operational agendas of the RI Commerce Corporation (RI Commerce), the Office of Housing and Community Development, and a number of other smaller agencies and quasi-public entities that sit within the purview of economic development.  

The Chief of Strategic Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (Deputy Chief of Staff) is responsible for day-to-day oversight of a wide variety of projects and tasks in service of this mission and in direct support of the Secretary of Commerce and the Assistant Secretary of Commerce. These initiatives range from: Oversight of the development of the Executive Office of Commerce’s annual state budget, in alignment with Governor’s office and Secretary priorities as well as operational needs of embedded agencies and quasis; Day-to-day management of a small but mighty office–inclusive of mentoring and supporting staff growth and structuring of internal systems to maximize efficiency and forward-planning for projects and deadlines; and Serving as the general point of contact between the Executive Office of Commerce and other State agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Administration.  

 

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PARTNER OPPORTUNITY: PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (OHCD)

Position Summary

The Office of Housing and Community Development and the Executive Office of Commerce seek interested candidates to serve as a public affairs officer and communications lead for highly visible housing-related policy and programming.  The Office of Housing and Community Development provides opportunities for healthy and affordable housing through production, lead hazard mitigation, and the coordination of the homeless system and implementation of the State’s plan to end homelessness.  This is a temporary role being hired by the Office of Housing and Community Development through a temporary staffing agency. The Commerce Corporation is cross-posting this position in an effort to solicit wide candidate interest on behalf of a partner organization.

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Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is an at-will employer; no employment contracts exist.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (the ‘Corporation’) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. The Corporation will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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