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

  • Credit Administration Intern for Summer 2017 The Credit Administration team is seeking the assistance of a summer intern to help the team (i) establish an improved organization and filing system for original loan documents retained in its Cambridge headquarters, and (ii) design an electronic database that can be utilized across all Root Capital offices in order to centrally track where original documents are stored. If the project is completed in less than the allotted time, the intern may have the opportunity to support other Credit Administration projects depending on need and intern availability.
    Jun 22, 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
  • Investor Relations Associate – Institutional Grants The Investor Relations Associate – Institutional Grants will work with the Manager of Institutional Partnerships to prepare compelling grant proposals and reports for foundations and public sector agencies, contribute to the development of effective cultivation strategies, and identify and vet prospective funders.
    Jun 19, 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
  • Executive Office Manager Root Capital is looking for a motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual to support the organization’s Founder and CEO through leadership of the Executive Office. This position will partner with the CEO in managing communications with internal and external stakeholders, liaising between the CEO and Root’s Investor Relations (debt and philanthropy fundraising) team to grow and deepen relationships with donors and investors, and partnering with the CEO in setting and tracking progress toward annual objectives. This individual will be proactive in proposing stewardship opportunities of key relationships, and will act as a proxy for the CEO on an as needed basis. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; bring familiarity with the concepts and language of social enterprise, impact investing, international development, and/or finance; have excellent judgment; and have the ability to manage a fast-paced and multi-faceted workload with keen attention to detail. The individual will be expected to maintain confidentiality and exhibit discretion and professionalism in all activities.
    May 12, 2017
  • Director of Accounting The Director of Accounting is responsible for designing and implementing the appropriate accounting policies and procedures and internal controls for all Root Capital offices. S/he directly supervises the Accounting Managers in Cambridge, Latin America, and Africa as well as the Sr. Accountant in Cambridge and the Project Administrator in Senegal. S/he produces timely, accurate consolidated Financial Statements, and manages the annual Financial and A-133 audits and IRS Form 990.
    May 10, 2017
  • Investor Relations Associate – Stewardship Root Capital seeks a motivated individual to join a growing team focused on building strong, lasting relationships with individual donors. The heart of this position is creating great experiences for members of our donor community, with a focus on those donors who currently give or have capacity to give at high levels regularly and significantly. This role balances managing operations and logistics with an opportunity for building out and implementing new ideas. The Associate will work with his/her teammates to craft and execute online/offline events, travel experiences, and other touch points for donors at a variety of levels to ensure lasting, high-quality relationships. This position will also oversee the logistics of gift acknowledgment and processing, as well as team performance/knowledge management. This position will also share responsibility for prospect research. We are seeking an individual who loves data and details, excels at communication as well as project management, and will bring a spirit of service to the role.
    May 09, 2017
  • Investor Relations Associate – Cultivation Root Capital seeks a motivated and relationship-oriented person to join a growing team focused on fundraising from individual donors. This position will support the "front-end" of donor relationship management: prospect research, outreach, cultivation, and moves management. It will involve a significant amount of writing proposals and reports as well as email and other written communications. This individual will play a key role in managing Root’s donor information and pipeline in Salesforce, our CRM. We are looking for someone who is curious about people and passionate about building and sustaining relationships and connections that help to advance Root’s mission of growing rural prosperity.
    May 09, 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