As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Communications Associate

at Root Capital in Cambridge, MA

About the Job

Root Capital seeks a motivated and versatile Communications Associate to help engage our followers, build awareness of our mission and impact, and raise funds from new and existing donors. Working closely with staff from the Creative and Development teams, this position will be responsible for developing and distributing content, including blog posts, email newsletters, and performance reports; maintaining back-end administrative systems; coordinating social media platforms, including for Root Capital’s CEO; and supporting internal communications functions. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Associate will engage with staff across many departments and Root Capital’s offices around the globe.

Candidates should consider themselves ‘digital natives’ and possess: excellent communication skills in English and Spanish; non-academic writing and editing experience; strong interpersonal skills; knowledge of digital communications and marketing; and a passion for Root Capital’s mission of transforming rural communities by investing in the growth of agricultural enterprises.

To apply

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Root Capital

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.

Root Capital supplies these businesses with vital resources: access to capital, trade and technical partners, financial training and conservation practices. We work in hard-to-serve geographies where others don’t. To date, we’ve distributed $1.2 billion to improve the lives of six million people in farming communities.