About the Job
You’re a leader who can write compelling proposals and manage Root Capital’s grant writing team. You have a broad range of experience writing proposals for grants from public and private institutions. Working closely with the CDO, you will enthusiastically help the Development team achieve Root Capital’s annual and long-term fundraising targets.
This position will have a central role in the department, helping to define our programs while developing complex public and private sector grant proposals. You and your team will bring together various stakeholders from across the organization to ensure proposals and reports accurately reflect Root Capital’s vision and impact.
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.
We supply 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 $1.4 billion to improve the lives of over six million people in farming communities.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Root Capital currently has associated offices in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Senegal, and Kenya.