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.

COVID-Outreach Associate

Position Summary

This is a grant-funded position through December 30, 2020. There is no guarantee that funding will be extended for this role.

RICC has been charged with disbursing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds in support of Rhode Island businesses and employees before December 30, 2020. To do this, we are running a number of grant and business support programs which require direct support to grantees who seek to understand the programs and how to take advantage of them. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks an experienced outreach associate with strong communication and customer-support skills, dedicated follow-through, and a keen ability to multi-task.

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COVID Project Manager

Position Summary

This is a grant-funded position through December 30, 2020. There is no guarantee that funding will be extended for this role.

RICC has been charged with disbursing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds in support of Rhode Island businesses and employees before December 30, 2020. To do this, we are running a number of grant and business support programs—each of which need dedicated attention to ensure effective execution, proper direct support to grantees, and compliance with federal regulations. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks an experienced project manager with strong organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, and a herculean work ethic.

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COVID Grants Admin

Position Summary

This is a grant-funded position through December 30, 2020. There is no guarantee that funding will be extended for this role.

RICC has been charged with disbursing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds in support of Rhode Island businesses and employees before December 30, 2020. To do this, we are running a number of grant and business support programs—each of which need dedicated attention to ensure effective execution, proper direct support to grantees, and compliance with federal regulations. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks an experienced grants administrator with strong analytic skills, experience with accounting platforms, and a keen attention to detail.

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Director of Food Strategy

Position Summary

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation in collaboration with its state agency partners, seeks an experienced professional with strong business development skills as well as deep knowledge of the food economy to lead the state’s implementation of Relish Rhody and deliver on the State’s food and beverage business attraction, expansion, and retention goals.

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Offshore Wind Supply Chain Director

Position Summary

The Offshore Wind Supply Chain Director plays a key role in realizing the Commerce Corporation’s big picture goals for maximizing the economic development potential of the growing US offshore wind sector.    

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Housing Policy and Program Manager

Position Summary

The Housing Policy and Program Manager will assist in developing and deploying housing initiatives to support Rhode Island’s COVID-19 recovery. This position will focus on housing stability initiatives, such as the Safe Harbor Housing Program (Eviction Prevention), Housing Help RI (Rental Assistance), Landlord Incentive Program (Unit Recruitment for Homeless Individuals Campaign) while also covering a variety of economic, policy, and regulatory issues focused on Housing.

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Procurement Specialist

Position Summary

The incumbent in this 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, other
federal and state agencies, and local/municipal governments. The primary job function is to counsel Rhode Island companies in all aspects of government contracting and subcontracting.

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Director of Business Assistance

Position Summary

Rhode Island Commerce seeks a candidate to assume the role of Director, Business Assistance, a key role in supporting Rhode Island’s economic recovery, particularly for the state’s small businesses.

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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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