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

  • Lending Operations Associate The Lending Operations Associate will work under the supervision of the Credit Process Manager to support ongoing credit process improvement initiatives. The Lending Operations Associate will be responsible for defining and documenting business process requirements, performing testing, controlling for data integrity, and preparing training resources and user/procedure manuals related to systems used in Lending operations. In this capacity, the Lending Operations Associate will play a critical role in ensuring smooth transitions between existing and new or enhanced systems and tools. The Lending Operations Associate will act as a liaison between regional lending staff and HQ-based IT staff to ensure lending team issues and needs are clearly understood and addressed. S/he will also have primary development and maintenance responsibilities for the lending intranet portal, ensuring ease of access to all templates, tools, and training resources for lending staff.
    Sep 30, 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.
    May 25, 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
  • 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.
    Sep 30, 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.
    Aug 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.
    Aug 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.
    Aug 04, 2016

Latin America

  • Contador Asociado - CR El asociado de contabilidad será responsable de contribuir a la contabilidad regional, no limitada a, actividades operativas de control, revisión y registros de las transacciones financieras que se generan en las oficinas de CRC, Colombia, Haití, y Nicaragua, a través del manejo de las diferentes herramientas de registro tales como softland e Intacct. Es además responsable de procesar pagos desde la oficina de CRC, así como mantener los auxiliares y respaldo de los mismos de manera ordenada y archivada. Apoyará al gerente de contabilidad en la implementación de procesos y sistemas contables necesarios para el cumplimiento eficiente de la contabilidad organizacional, respetando las directrices fiscales de cada oficina, así como la presentación de obligaciones fiscales.
    Sep 08, 2016