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

  • Accounting Intern The Accounting Intern supports accounting operations by assisting in account reconciliations, compliance testing, filing, and other accounting projects as needed.
    Dec 09, 2016
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager contributes to Root Capital 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.
    Nov 23, 2016
  • Senior Associate of Content Marketing Root Capital’s Senior Associate of Content Marketing will delight our current clients and attract new ones by developing creative marketing content across multiple platforms. From celebratory client profile videos to instructional infographics and educational blog posts, the Senior Associate will create custom communications that meet the unique needs of our audience: the determined and inspiring leaders of growing agricultural enterprises in rural communities across Africa, Latin America, and Indonesia. Ultimately, the Senior Associate’s success will link hundreds of rural businesses to financial products and services that will help them thrive, contributing to a more sustainable and just global food system. This growth position provides the Senior Associate with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on Root Capital’s evolving client services platform, thus building a professional portfolio of unique and inspiring success stories.
    Nov 22, 2016
  • Corporate Counsel The Corporate Counsel (CC) is responsible for building and maintaining the in-house legal function and overseeing Root Capital’s enterprise risk management function (ERM). As the sole legal counsel and subject matter expert, the CC provides legal advice at all levels of the organization, across all Corporate Departments and in a range of standard and non-standard circumstances. The CC serves Root Capital’s global operations, with an emphasis on facilitating transactions, improving transactional processes, advising Root Capital leadership on a broad portfolio of issues, overseeing enterprise risk, improving internal structures for legal compliance, participating crises management and business continuity planning, and serving as a key resource in the development and advancement of new business initiatives.
    Oct 31, 2016


  • Study Coordinator The Study Coordinator will oversee field-based, mixed-method baseline studies with five agricultural businesses (clients of Root Capital) in West Africa. The studies will explore likely impacts of Root Capital and our client businesses on rural households – including producers, employees, and consumers – and the environment. The Study Coordinator will support the Senior Impact Officer in the design of the methodology and survey instruments. For the purposes of data collection, the Study Coordinator will be Root Capital’s point of contact with one or more country-based survey companies, including recruiting, hiring and training, and accompanying fieldwork. The position will require significant travel (30%) for data collection and related coordination throughout Senegal, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. The Study Coordinator will also be responsible for project reporting, including progress reports, and write-ups and presentations of baseline results for various stakeholders, including Root Capital clients, Root Capital internal staff, and funders and practitioners. Analysis and writing will be performed from Root Capital’s office in Dakar, Senegal. Beyond overseeing the studies, the coordinator will dedicate 10% of his/her time to general departmental support, including reviewing social and environmental scorecards for prospective and renewing clients, potentially coordinating third-party assessments for clients in high-risk sectors, and other reporting for donors, as needed.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • West Africa Advisory Associate The advisory associate will support Root Capital's advisory work in West Africa and assist the advisory manager in coordinating and implementing various training activities and pilot projects for newly established programs in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Loan Officer The Loan Officer, together with the Root Capital team, is responsible for the following activities in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso: actively working to identify potential borrowers; proactively making contact with loan leads and provide information on Root Capital’s credit services; analyzing loan applicants using rigorous financial, environmental, and social criteria; presenting loan analysis to Root Capital’s internal and external credit committees for decision; closing loans, including ensuring complete documentation; monitoring existing loans to ensure timely repayment; and assisting in coordinating training and technical assistance on financial management to selected candidates and clients.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Risk Officer The risk officer has the primary responsibility of working with the regional lending team to provide guidance around underwriting, performance monitoring, and general compliance with lending policy, as well as to manage regional collections and workout efforts in support of the Regional Risk Manager. S/he will have direct contact with clients, whose loans are in arrears, as well as with legal advisors to develop and implement recovery strategies, both judicial and extra-judicial. He/she should be able to work independently, proactively, and collaboratively.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Human Resources and Administration Coordinator (East Africa) The HR and Admin. Coordinator will conduct all aspects of the Employee Life Cycle for our East Africa region. This position will ensure that all staff feel supported, engaged, motivated, and well oriented to the organization as a whole. The Coordinator will work in partnership with HR staff in regional offices to stay aligned with and/or implement systems, processes and organizational culture. Additionally, the Coordinator will oversee the management of the Nairobi office, ensuring that it both demonstrates and fosters Root Capital’s culture and values.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Officer of Institutional Relations The Officer of Institutional Relations will be responsible for: building relationships with potential and existing donors and investors including foundations, private sector partners, multilateral institutions such as USAID, and local governments; leading regional partnerships; and connecting with other external audiences by effectively communicating the importance of Root Capital’s work and impact. In particular, this Officer will be responsible for developing and stewarding relationships associated with our work in sub-Saharan Africa. The Officer of Institutional Relations will be responsible for synthesizing information from different departments within Root Capital and for sharing that information in a compelling way through in-person meetings, presentations, proposals, reports, emails and other communiqués. They will play a key bridge role between Cambridge and our regional East Africa efforts. Additionally, the Officer will support program management on an as-needed basis, working alongside regional Lending and Advisory staff to ensure that partner expectations are met. This position is full-time and based in Kenya.
    Oct 20, 2016

Latin America

  • Desarrollador(a) de Contenido de Mercadeo El/la Desarrollador(a) de Contenido de Mercadeo deleitará a nuestros clientes actuales y atraerá nuevos clientes al desarrollar de manera creativa contenido de marketing a través de diferentes plataformas. Desde videos que celebren el perfil de un cliente hasta infografías y blogs educacionales, esta posición creará comunicación personalizada que cumpla con las necesidades únicas de nuestra audiencia: líderes determinantes e inspiradores de los negocios agrícolas en crecimiento en las comunidades rurales de África, América Latina e Indonesia. El objetivo final de esta posición será conectar a cientos de negocios rurales con los productos y servicios financieros que les ayudarán a prosperar, contribuyendo a un sistema alimentario globalizado más sostenible y justo. Esta posición da la oportunidad al/a la Desarrollador(a) de Contenido de Mercadeo de crear un impacto tangible en el plataforma en construcción de servicios para nuestros clientes, compilando de esta manera un portafolio profesional de historias de éxito, únicas e inspiradoras.
    Dec 08, 2016