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

  • Assistant to the Executive Leadership Team The Assistant to the Executive Leadership Team will enhance the effectiveness of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) by providing administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, EVP of Investor Relations & Communications and EVP of Strategy, Knowledge & Innovation. This position requires a dynamic individual who excels in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable working with high-level executives across a wide variety of departments and functions. This individual’s core responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) calendar management, meeting coordination and set up, travel booking, expense processing, information management, and occasional project support. This person will work in close coordination with the Executive Assistant to the CEO and may also be asked to provide occasional and limited support to the CEO as well.
    Jul 18, 2016
  • Senior Investor Relations Associate The Senior Investor Relations Associate’s main responsibilities will be to support strategy development and management of the organization’s debt fundraising program. S/he will be responsible for identifying and cultivating new investor prospects and maintaining existing relationships with a segment of Root Capital’s investors, which includes more than 200 foundations, government agencies, development finance institutions, wealth managers and high net worth individuals. S/he will be responsible for communicating technical information in a compelling way through the development of marketing materials, proposals, reports and other forms of written and verbal communications.
    Jul 18, 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


  • 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.
    Jul 20, 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.
    Jul 19, 2016
  • Credit/Financial Analyst, Anglophone West Africa 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 Loan Officer/s in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. This position is based in Ghana, and requires travel to other West African countries.
    Jul 14, 2016
  • Payment Processing Associate The Payment Processing Associate is a critical member of the Treasury team, who is directly responsible for the analysis of loan disbursements and repayment attribution for Root Capital’s global multi-currency loan portfolios. The Associate has regular direct communication with global regional credit staff, borrowers and value chain players to ensure optimal processing of loan transactions, compliance with key contract terms, and delivery of accurate account statements. Part of a fast-paced and dynamic team, this role requires a great deal of attention to detail and accuracy. The Associate also serves an important role in liaising with the Accounting team in order to perform monthly reconciliations of loan transaction data. Loan servicing quality is a key differentiator in the market for Root Capital, and this role makes an important contribution to that value proposition.
    Jul 14, 2016

Latin America

  • Consultoría Para Estudio De Mercado – El Salvador Root Capital busca un consultor para llevar a cabo un estudio a nivel país del sector agrícola de El Salvador. Este estudio abarcará la oferta y demanda de productos financieros para las PYMES, con un enfoque particular en identificar las posibilidades para los productores de la industria de café en invertir en diversificar sus actividades agronómicas en nuevas industrias. Se recibirán solicitudes hasta el 5 de agosto.
    Jul 19, 2016
  • Business Development Officer (BDO) / Oficial de Desarrollo de Negocio The Business Development Officer (BDO) expands Root Capital’s reach into new impact areas by growing and strengthening our portfolio through R&D and new client origination. The BDO develops and manages relationships with partner organizations, generating new client opportunities, conducting research on new products and industries, and contributing to marketing campaigns. The BDO will report to our global Director of Business and Product Development and coordinate closely with his/her regional team, setting industry and initiative priorities based on the needs of our General Manager for Central America and Mexico. Root Capital’s BDOs are strategic partners to regional General Managers in developing future client offerings and informing leadership of the market position of Root Capital as the organization evolves. The BDO is frequently the program-related team member entrusted with Root Capital’s first impression with new clients or collaborators.
    Jun 30, 2016