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.

Senior Controller / Chief Financial Officer

Position Summary

The Corporation’s CFO leads the accounting, financial, and human resources functions of the Corporation as well as other associated agencies. This is a “working CFO” role, offering the opportunity to roll up sleeves and engage in meaningful work to influence the Corporation’s strategic endeavors.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Position Summary

The Chief Marketing Officer leads the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the marketing function of the Commerce Corporation. The purpose of this role is to market Rhode Island to a broad audience as a destination for tourism and commerce, attracting transient, corporate and group travel, as well as new job-creating businesses to Rhode Island.

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Business Assistance Advisor

Position Summary

Incumbent in the position will provide legal/legislative research, communication, collaboration, technical support, and customer service assistance in navigating the myriad programs, services and complexities of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and Rhode Island State government in order to assist businesses in doing business with the government; performs all other related work as required. Spanish language skills are strongly preferred.

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Education and Workforce Development Director

Position Summary

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks a candidate to assume the role of Education and Workforce Development Director to work with the Commerce Corporation and Executive Office of Commerce staff on education, workforce development, and other economic development policy and initiatives including the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) initiative.

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Wavemaker Fellowship Director

Position Summary

Seeking an experienced individual who will be responsible for the management and continued development of the Wavemaker Fellowship program. The Wavemaker Fellowship program seeks to bolster Rhode Island’s workforce in key advanced industries by providing refundable tax credits to professionals who work in STEM or Design fields in Rhode Island to help defray the cost of student loan debt. The program also provides opportunities for Fellows to engage with community and business leaders to encourage them to stay invested in Rhode Island and become active members of the community. The purpose of this role is to develop and execute a strategy to manage, grow, and continue to improve upon this successful program.

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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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Executive Vice President, Business Assistance

Position Summary

Rhode Island Commerce seeks a senior professional to assume the role of Executive Vice President, Business Assistance, a key role in supporting Rhode Island’s economic recovery, particularly for the state’s small businesses.

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Supply RI Program Coordinator

Position Summary

The Coordinator will perform functions relative to SupplyRI, including but not limited to counseling clients on current procedures, acting as the main contact for clients, providing information about the SupplyRI program and suppliers’ benefits, completing onboarding processes, and related functions.

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Graphic Designer

Position Summary

Rhode Island Commerce seeks a Graphic Designer to become an integral part of the marketing team, providing hands-on support for a variety of projects.

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Business Development Intern

Position Summary

The successful candidate will work with the Business Development team supporting economic development for the state of RI. This position will primarily work with the Business Development Tech Sector Lead focusing on lead generation and some analysis of the RI tech ecosystem.

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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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