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.
President and Chief Operating Officer
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RI Commerce), as the official economic development agency for the State of Rhode Island, works to drive prosperity in the state and help Rhode Island businesses and residents thrive. A quasi-public agency, RI Commerce serves as a government and community resource to help boost business expansion in, and relocation to, Rhode Island. We are a passionate, innovative, driven, and resourceful team inspired by the belief that we can expand opportunities so that more Rhode Islanders are able to succeed.
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.
The Marketing Coordinator is an essential member of the Marketing team. In this role, the Marketing Coordinator will be tasked with a wide variety of administrative and financial reporting responsibilities. This role will be involved in multiple projects and will assist with the management and administration of these projects to ensure the departments workflows and teams are functioning at maximum capacity.
Regional Innovation Officer
The Regional Innovation Officer is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Ocean Tech Hub (OTH) – an 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.
The Paralegal’s responsibilities will include document preparation and review, legal research, investigations, fact checking, and maintaining files and records.
Associate Vice President of Business Development
The incumbent will work to understand business needs and decision-making processes to drive compelling pitches for companies in all industry sectors to expand or locate in Rhode Island.
Director of Business Development - International
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.
Managing Director of Financial Programs
The Managing Director of Financial Services will direct all financial programs offered to business clients of the Corporation. Develop and execute comprehensive long and short‐range finance plans and strategies. This is in support of the Corporation’s mission to provide capital so businesses can prosper in Rhode Island. Programs include bond financing, loan funds, energy funds, and other financing resources.
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.