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.

Deputy Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

Position Summary

The Deputy Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement will work closely with and report to the Director of Communications: developing and maintaining the organizational brand; manage the production of all external materials and publications; develop and pitch story ideas; and serve as organizational and project spokesperson to the media and the public.

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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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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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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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