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

  • Senior Accountant – Revenue Accounting and Grants Management The Senior Accountant will be responsible for the accounting for revenue including pledges, grants, and contracts including the accounting and reporting activities. The ideal candidate will combine a great attention to details with a proactive, collaborative mindset and will strive to continually improve the accounting and grants management process.
    Feb 22, 2018


  • Financial Management Trainer of Coffee Cooperatives, Aceh This consultant will be responsible for the effective and engaging provision of specialized training for coffee cooperatives in Aceh, Indonesia. The trainer will develop and deliver group workshops in addition to customized, business-level training for cooperative staff in topics such as financial management and accounting (e.g., cash flow analysis, improved accounting practices). Root Capital has been lending to coffee cooperatives in Aceh since 2006, disbursing over $10M in financing to 15 businesses during that time. Whereas this position will be the first focused on Financial Management training in Indonesia, the consultant will draw on a global library of methodological and content resources developed over the last decade + of Root Capital’s financial management training program in other global geographies.
    Nov 06, 2017

US - Cambridge Headquarters

  • Impact Evaluation Fellow The Impact Evaluation Fellow will work closely with the Senior Impact and Partnerships Manager and Senior Director of Strategy and Impact to support the design, implementation, and management of Root Capital’s impact evaluation studies that will be taking place in Latin America, Africa and/or Indonesia during summer 2018. Our mixed-methods impact evaluations aim to measure Root Capital’s impact on our clients—agricultural businesses—and the impact of these businesses on smallholder farmers, their communities, and local ecosystems. The Impact Evaluation Fellow will help implement and oversee several studies conducted in different locations (Latin America, Africa, and/or Indonesia) and across multiple agricultural value chains. S/he will contribute to research design, assist with developing and/or programming survey instruments, training and/or supervising enumerators, overseeing data collection, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and preparing preliminary write-ups of study results. The Impact Evaluation Fellow may also contribute to other impact monitoring and measurement activities, as needed.
    Feb 22, 2018
  • Grant Writing Manager You’re a leader who can write compelling proposals and manage Root Capital’s grant process for institutional donors. Working closely with executive leadership, you will enthusiastically help the team achieve Root Capital’s annual and long-term fundraising targets. This position will have a leadership role in the department, helping to design and build a stronger grant management process while also managing grant writer associates.
    Feb 09, 2018
  • Executive Assistant, LAFCo This position will support the administrative operations of the Lending for African Farming Company (LAFCo), a fund management vehicle that is managed by Root Capital, as well as the administrative needs of Root's Chief Operating Officer (COO). LAFCo-related responsibilities entail coordination among Root Capital personnel, LAFCo's external credit committee, LAFCo's Board, and external shareholders. Additional responsibilities include overseeing meeting logistics, managing meeting materials, and overseeing general governance administration of LAFCo. Support for the COO will include: managing the COO's calendar, planning travel, processing expenses, and managing logistics for external professional commitments.
    Jan 29, 2018
  • Financial Planning and Analysis Manager The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager contributes in four key areas. First, the position manages the organization’s budgeting systems, policies, and processes and works with department and program budget managers to create and monitor the annual operating budget. Second, the position leads analysis and production of reports related to departmental and programmatic operating expenses. Third, the position works with the Investor Relations team to prepare all donor budgets and spending plans that specify the use of restricted donor funds. Fourth, the position will manage the development and reporting on program and department key performance indicators.
    Jan 09, 2018
  • Senior Analyst The Senior Analyst will make use of various techniques and tools to quantify the credit risk profile and make recommendations to lending and risk management to manage the portfolio within Root Capital’s and Root Capital Partners’ risk appetite. In this capacity and in coordination with regional teams s/he will coordinate the development and management of new risk rating methodologies and act as a resource for users of risk rating and financial spreading tools. Additionally, the Senior Analyst will work closely with our Africa lending team in all aspects of the lending process to ensure quality of underwriting, deal flow, and quality/timeliness of monitoring for our Lending for African Farming Company (LAFCo) clients. Additionally, s/he will support the development of LAFCo strategy, Board reports and presentations.
    Oct 19, 2017


  • Collections and Workout Officer The Collections and Workout Officer is primarily responsible for all of Root Capital’s collections and workout efforts in the African region. S/he has responsibilities to represent the organization and its regional activities to internal and external stakeholders including clients and value chain actors.
    Feb 23, 2018

Latin America

  • Analista de Crédito - Colombia El/La Analista de Crédito 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. Así también apoyará en la búsqueda e identificación de nuevas oportunidades, como parte de las actividades de mercadeo. Preparará junto con el/la Oficial de Crédito, las propuestas de crédito (Memo de Crédito) para su presentación y consideración al Comité de Crédito. En ausencia del/de la Oficial de Crédito, el/la analista financiera dará seguimiento a las actividades de monitoreo y apoyo a la cartera.
    Feb 16, 2018