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. Currently we have no available Internship/Fellowship positions.

 

US - Cambridge Headquarters

  • Investor Relations Associate – Institutional Grants Root Capital seeks a driven and detail-oriented individual focused on stewarding relationships with leading foundations and public sector donors. In this role, you will have an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and apply critical thinking and communications skills to convey the impacts of Root Capital's work around the globe. Success in this position requires a passion for communicating with external stakeholders both verbally and in writing and a savviness for managing data and details while linking to the bigger picture. You will be primarily responsible for crafting grant reports that synthesize and communicate the results and impacts of Root Capital's work to major funders. You will also have opportunities to lead the development of grant proposals for mid-level funders. You will work closely with the executive leadership team to develop effective cultivation and stewardship strategies for current and prospective funders. You will have opportunities to develop a strategy for identifying new funders to Root Capital and oversee and improve the team's operational systems and processes.
    Jun 26, 2017
  • Impact and Data Analytics Officer You are a monitoring and evaluation professional with a passion for applying your skills to advance rural livelihoods. You enjoy and excel in data analysis and programming, while also being able to link your work to the ‘bigger picture,’ and to clearly communicate results verbally, in writing, and through creative data visualization to senior staff and external stakeholders. Since Root Capital’s founding in 1999, we have loaned $1 billion to over 600 agricultural enterprises. These loans and complementary advisory services have helped these businesses to grow and accelerate their roles as engines of impact, creating jobs and raising incomes for 1.2 million smallholder farm families in Africa, Latin America, and Indonesia. From our accumulated field experience and client data, we have validated internally that providing financial services to small and growing agricultural businesses is a powerful lever for change. Now, we aim to prove it externally. Specifically, we want to upgrade our analytics to demonstrate the impact return on investment at both the enterprise and household levels. Ultimately, we seek to make the case for the blend of philanthropic and patient capital that Root Capital needs to scale our model and that we believe the broader sector needs to validate high-impact, blended finance approaches that offer below-market returns.
    Jun 21, 2017
  • Communications Manager You’re an innovative communications professional who wants to join the Root Capital team! You will build and implement a next-level strategic communications plan targeting our distinct stakeholder groups: clients, donors and investors, and staff. Working closely with the executive leadership, investor relations and lending teams, you will be an evangelist for the Root Capital brand across all external and internal channels. Put your strong storytelling and writing skills to great use as you create and edit content for our blog, website, newsletter, email campaigns, global staff calls and our CEO’s Forbes.com blog. As a detail-obsessed communicator and perceptive listener, you will enjoy the opportunity to manage and mentor more junior members of the team.
    Jun 15, 2017

Africa

  • Credit Analyst, Senegal The Credit/Financial Analyst supports the growth and quality of Root Capital’s credit portfolio in West Africa by conducting financial and credit analysis of loan applications from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). S/he will also monitor the quality of outstanding loans. This position will work closely with the Portfolio Manager for Francophone countries in West Africa. This position is based in Dakar, Senegal, with travel to other West African countries.
    May 09, 2017