Special Assistant

Company Name Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
Location Providence
Date Posted December 3, 2018
Job Type Full-time


Position Summary

The Special Assistant will support the Executive Office of Commerce in key activities, including meetings and public events and executing prompt, effective follow-up on resulting action items.


  • Supporting the Secretary of Commerce and Chief of Staff in key activities including research, writing, meeting preparation, public event coordination, and execution of prompt, effective follow-up
  • Drafting high quality policy memos, analyses, correspondence, and press statements
  • Coordinating the development, rollout, and operation of key initiatives

Key Competencies

  • Judgment/Decision-Making: Consistent logic, rationality, decisiveness, and objectivity in decision-making.
  • Resourcefulness: Passionately finds ways over, around, or through barriers to success.  Achieves results despite lack of resources.  Goes beyond the call of duty. Shows bias for action.  A results-oriented “doer.”
  • Organization/Planning: Plans, organizes, schedules and budgets in efficient, organized manner. Focuses on key priorities.
  • Written communications: Writes clear, precise, well-organized documents using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and word usage.
  • Enthusiasm/Passion: Exhibits dynamism, excitement, and a positive can-do attitude.

Professional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understands the public policy process and basic workforce-related economic development concepts.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with multiple audiences and to prepare clear, informative, and concise written materials.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook.

Please submit a cover letter along with a professional resume and salary requirements via email to:

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation


The RI Commerce Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer