Careers

Career opportunities

Root Capital is a dynamic, fast-growing leader in impact investing. Root Capital offers team members opportunities to apply their talents and passion to grow rural prosperity.

To apply for a position with Root Capital, please follow the instructions detailed in the job postings. Internship/Fellowship requests can be sent to jobs@rootcapital.org along with a résumé; please specify area of study/interest.

 

Root Capital Partners

  • Contador (ACCDER) ACCDER se encuentra buscando un Contador con base en la ciudad de Lima, Perú, quien tendrá la responsabilidad del manejo efectivo de la contabilidad local asegurando el cumplimiento puntual de las obligaciones fiscales de la legislación peruana, alineado a los procesos contables que nuestra organización global requiere, en estrecha coordinación y supervisión del Gerente Regional Contable Latam. Así también, será responsable de proporcionar soporte contable y administrativo necesario a las diferentes áreas y equipos que interactúan en la oficina, con enfoque al cumplimiento propositivo, eficiente y puntual.
    Feb 25, 2015

US - Cambridge Headquarters

  • IR Associate Institutional Relations The Investor Relations Associate will work with the Senior manager of institutional relations and with other IR and program colleagues to identify and vet prospective funders, create engagement strategies, prepare compelling grant proposals, and manage stewardship for select funders.
    Feb 27, 2015
  • Investor Relations Sr. Research Associate Root capital seeks a thoughtful and resourceful individual to work with the Investor Relations team to identify and evaluate prospective donors, including researching their interests, giving capacity, and relationship maps. While the main focus of the position will be on individual donors, prospects will also include foundations, corporations, and government/multilateral agencies. This is a part-time position, at 20 hours per week. Schedule to be determined according to new hire’s availability.
    Feb 27, 2015
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager The FP&A Manager will lead key aspects of the financial planning, analysis, and reporting functions at Root Capital. Working with the Director of Finance, (s)he will be responsible for four main areas: (1) Managing the annual and long-term financial planning processes, including project management responsibilities, analysis of consolidated financial forecasts, and design and compilation of presentation materials for internal and external audiences; (2) conduct ongoing analysis of organizational financial performance, analysis related to specific projections or initiatives (including new market entry), and benchmarking Root Capital’s financials performance against peer/competitor organizations; (3) designing and producing a suite of reporting materials related to organizational financial performance for both internal and external audiences, including Root Capital staff, board members, donors, and investors; and (4) has overall responsibility for the design, implementation and maintenance for of the Integrated Financial Model.
    Feb 18, 2015
  • Investor Relations Operations Associate The Investor Relations (IR) team is responsible for resource development for the organization, including generating investment and philanthropic revenue. The IR Operations Associate contributes to this busy team by coordinating the data needs for the department, as well as providing some logistical and administrative support to ensure smooth and efficient operations. The Associate’s specific responsibilities include managing gift and investment data processing and acknowledgement, running reports, continually optimizing the team database, and providing some administrative support to the vice president and director.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Risk Manager- Global The Risk Manager- Global is primarily responsible for reviewing and approving credit transactions for a designated portfolio of credits to small and medium sized businesses, primarily engaged in agriculture, in Latin America and Africa. S/he will work to ensure adequate underwriting, structuring, and compliance with credit policy in order to maintain a healthy portfolio that reflects the organization’s risk appetite. S/he will work closely and proactively with Loan Officers, regional Directors of Lending, and Regional Risk Managers to review transactions in the pipeline to provide underwriting guidance, review credit requests, and provide credit decisions. S/he will also contribute to ongoing policy development, and the identification and delivery of credit training.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • IT Associate The IT Associate supports day-to-day functioning of information technology systems and operations in Root Capital’s Cambridge office, and serves as a liaison to IT-related staff in Root Capital’s field locations.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Investor Relations Officer The Investor Relations Officer is responsible for stewarding all of the processes and strategies by which Root Capital is able to build successful relationships with individual donors and investors. In this way, s/he will play a critical role in helping Root Capital achieve its capitalization goals. S/he will work closely with other Root Capital teams, most notably other members of the Investor Relations team, the Executive Office, and members of the executive team, in guiding and developing a diverse and growing set of relationships that are supportive of Root Capital’s mission of growing rural prosperity.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Office Administrator The Office Administrator, Cambridge coordinates daily operations of Root Capital’s Cambridge office, supports internal communication activities among our global offices, and provides administrative support to the Human Resources Team.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Senior Associate, Advisory Services Root Capital's Advisory Services team provides financial management training to small and growing businesses in Latin America and Africa. This position will work closely with the Global Director in managing Advisory operations throughout Mexico, Central and South America, East and West Africa. Specific responsibilities include strategy formation; financial management; and oversight of multi-year, multi-country initiatives being implemented by the field team.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Senior Associate, Payment Processing The Senior Associate, Payment Processing is a critical member of the Treasury team being directly responsible for the analysis and determination of loan disbursements and repayment attribution for Root Capital’s global multi-currency loan portfolios. The Sr. Associate has regular direct communication with global regional credit staff, borrowers and value chain players to ensure optimal processing of loan transactions, compliance with key contract terms, and delivery of accurate account statements. Part of a busy and dynamic team, this role requires a great deal of attention to detail and accuracy. The Sr. Associate also serves an important role in liaising with the Accounting team in order to perform monthly reconciliations of loan transaction data. Loan servicing quality is a key differentiator in the market for Root Capital, and this role makes an important contribution to that value proposition.
    Feb 05, 2015

Africa

  • Credit Analyst The credit/financial analyst supports the growth and quality of Root Capital’s credit portfolio in Burkina Faso by conducting financial and credit analysis of loan applications from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). S/he will also provide other support services including drafting loan documentation and monitoring the quality of outstanding loans. This position will work closely with the Loan Officers in West Africa.
    Feb 27, 2015
  • Credit Analyst Root Capital seeks applications for a credit analyst, to be based in Root Capital’s regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. The credit analyst will support the growth and quality of Root Capital’s credit portfolio in East Africa by conducting financial and credit analysis of loan applications from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). S/he will also provide other support services including drafting loan documentation and monitoring the quality of outstanding loans. This position will work closely with the Loan Officers in East Africa.
    Feb 23, 2015
  • Study Coordinator - East Africa The consultant will have experience in agricultural social research and East Africa’s coffee value chain. The consultant will be responsible for overseeing a mixed-method study for four months from April - July with three coffee cooperatives and/or private enterprises in up to three of the following countries: Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya. The three studies will examine the economic and social impact of Root Capital on our clients and the impact of our clients on smallholder coffee households, their communities, and local ecosystem. The consultant will coordinate with the coffee clients to plan and oversee household data collection with up to 600 producers, oversee use of and troubleshooting of surveying software, recruit, train, and manage a team of locally hired enumerators, conduct interviews with management and employees of the enterprises, and conduct focus groups. The consultant will perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of results from each survey and will prepare a final report and a presentation, which s/he will deliver to each of the client enterprises in person.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Business Development Officer - Senegal The Business Development Officer supports the growth and diversification of Root Capital’s agricultural lending portfolio by developing and managing relationships with partner organizations, by generating new client opportunities, by conducting research on new products and industries to inform credit underwriting standards, and by underwriting a limited number of loans. Reporting to the Director of Lending for West Africa, the BDO will coordinate with his or her counterparts in Root Capital’s other offices as part of a global Business Intelligence team. He or she will also devote 25% of his or her time to supporting Root Capital’s Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation (SKI) department with research and development of new, non-credit products and services.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Business Development Officer - Kenya The Business Development Officer supports the growth and diversification of Root Capital’s agricultural lending portfolio by developing and managing relationships with partner organizations, by generating new client opportunities, and by conducting research on new products and industries to inform credit underwriting standards. Reporting to the Director of Lending in his or her region, the BDO will coordinate with his or her counterparts in Root Capital’s other offices as part of a global Business Development team. He or she will also contribute to the development of innovative financial products and services that benefit Root Capital’s rural SME clientele.
    Feb 05, 2015

Latin America

  • Regional Marketing Manager, LA – Costa Rica, or Peru The Risk Manager- Global is primarily responsible for reviewing and approving credit transactions for a designated portfolio of credits to small and medium sized businesses, primarily engaged in agriculture, in Latin America and Africa. S/he will work to ensure adequate underwriting, structuring, and compliance with credit policy in order to maintain a healthy portfolio that reflects the organization’s risk appetite. S/he will work closely and proactively with Loan Officers, regional Directors of Lending, and Regional Risk Managers to review transactions in the pipeline to provide underwriting guidance, review credit requests, and provide credit decisions. S/he will also contribute to ongoing policy development, and the identification and delivery of credit training.
    Feb 05, 2015
  • Business Development Officer – Nicaragua, Guatemala or Costa Rica The Business Development Officer (BDO) supports the growth and diversification of Root Capital’s agricultural lending portfolio in Central America and Mexico by developing and managing relationships with partner organizations, generating new client opportunities, conducting research on new products and industries, and contributing to marketing campaigns.
    Feb 05, 2015