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 along with a résumé; please specify area of study/interest.


US - Cambridge Headquarters

  • 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.
    May 22, 2015
  • Credit Administration Associate The Associate will be a key contributor to the efficient, high-quality administration of Root Capital’s loan portfolio. The position will support the Director of Credit Administration with operational aspects of loan administration, including developing and maintaining a process manual, coordinating training process improvements, tracking and coordinating loan approvals and closings, and maintaining document templates including loan agreements, notices, and applications. The Associate will also be the lead internal coordinator for agency lending services, which will involve coordination between the lending, risk management, treasury, accounting, and investor relations teams.
    May 06, 2015
  • Investor Relations 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.
    Apr 06, 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.
    Apr 06, 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.
    Apr 06, 2015
  • Director of Accounting The Director of Accounting is responsible for designing and implementing the appropriate accounting policies and procedures and internal controls for all Root Capital offices. S/he directly supervises the Cambridge Accounting Manager and Field Accountant Manager indirectly supervises the Accounting Manager in Latin America and the Accounting Manager in Africa. S/he produces a timely, accurate consolidated Financial Statements, and manages the annual audit and IRS Form 990.
    Apr 06, 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.
    Mar 24, 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.
    Mar 05, 2015


  • Study Coordinator — Rwanda 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 July - September with three coffee cooperatives and/or private enterprises in Rwanda. 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.
    May 22, 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.
    May 22, 2015

Latin America

  • Business Development Officer — 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.
    May 22, 2015
  • Analista de Crédito — Costa Rica El Analista de Crédito en Costa Rica, tiene como principal responsabilidad apoyar a los Oficiales de Crédito, en colectar, verificar y analizar la información de créditos potenciales o actuales, además realizar la adecuada verificación “Due Diligence” de empresas en cada fase de los créditos para asegurar un buen asesoramiento de los riesgos del cliente y del crédito. Preparará junto con el Oficial de Crédito, las propuestas de crédito (Memo de Crédito) para su presentación y consideración al Comité de Crédito. En ausencia del Oficial de crédito, el analista financiero dará seguimiento a las actividades de monitoreo y apoyo a la cartera.
    May 22, 2015