Rhode Island Commerce | Economic Development Professionals

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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.

Senior Program Manager, Ocean Tech Hub

Position Summary

The Senior Program Manager, Ocean Tech Hub (OTH) is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the OTH – a innovation initiative dedicated to rapid commercialization of undersea technology throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The OTH is one of 31 regions nationally that have been awarded Tech Hub Designation by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The OTH is a consortium-based initiative, led by the Corporation.

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Digital Equity and Community Engagement Manager

Position Summary

Rhode Island Commerce, through our ConnectRI initiative, is slated to receive at least $4.5M in digital equity funding through the National Telecommunication and Information Administration. This funding supports the overarching ConnectRI initiative, which works to ensure all Rhode Islanders have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet in their homes and workplaces.

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Financial Analyst

Position Summary

The Financial 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 RI Commerce’s goal of drawing business to the area and getting Rhode Islanders back to work.

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Director of Loan Portfolio and Credit

Position Summary

Incumbent in the position is responsible for credit and loan management of all Financial Programs within Commerce RI including but not limited to underwriting of new loan requests, managing existing loan portfolio, workout, participation in business development, client servicing; performs all other related work as required.

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Associate Vice President Business Development – Defense Sector

Position Summary

This position will focus on companies in Rhode Island’s defense sector. The incumbent will work to understand business needs and decision-making processes to drive compelling pitches for companies in these sectors to expand or locate in Rhode Island.

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Director of Business Development - International

Position Summary

The incumbent will work to understand business needs and decision-making processes to drive compelling pitches for international companies in all industry sectors to expand or locate in Rhode Island.

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Operations Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Position Summary

The Operations Manager for the Strategic Initiatives team will act as the internal program and operations control nexus for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s strategic and innovative initiatives. The incumbent will ensure program and team efforts enhance the competitiveness of the Rhode Island economy by creating dependable and aligned internal systems as well as a structure for smart investments and funding requests that foster market-based innovation.

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Policy / General Counsel

Position Summary

The Policy / General Counsel will cover a variety of economic policy, regulatory, and legal issues. Responsibilities include policy development and coordination; development of legislation and strategy; providing legal analysis; producing reports, memos, and other materials; hearing preparation; reviewing, preparing, and negotiating a wide variety of contracts and agreements; meeting with stakeholders and state, local, and federal officials.

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Innovation Initiatives Director

Position Summary

The Innovation Initiatives Director plays an integral role in building the innovation capacity within Rhode Island by managing and supporting the State’s economic development investments for research and development and strategy in key innovation sectors. The incumbent is community-facing, working with Rhode Island small businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and technology leaders to identify opportunities to advance growth, while administering the Corporation’s Innovation Programs.
The Strategic Initiatives team is a dynamic group that directs the Corporation’s planning efforts, innovation initiatives, and federal grant-funded programs. The team works to ensure alignment of Corporation efforts with the state’s overarching economic development priorities as well as efforts from other agencies. It builds the portfolio of non-state revenue sources to support this work. It drives innovation and special projects for the Corporation

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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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