Reports To: Senior Manager, HR – US
Job Type: Full-Time Employment
Region: Central America & Mexico – South America – United States
Location: Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cambridge, MA or US Remote
Start Date: Immediate
Contact: Please apply by using the form below.
Agriculture is the key to unlocking a better future for billions of people. But while rural families sustain the world, they struggle to sustain themselves. Root Capital is a nonprofit social impact investor that puts its money where others don’t – in underserved agricultural businesses.
We provide financing and business training to agricultural enterprises in the “missing middle” – those that are too big for microloans but too small for commercial lenders. As these agricultural businesses succeed and scale, they become engines of impact that help farming families, communities, and economies to flourish.
Founded in 1999, we are the largest social investor in agricultural businesses. As both a lender and a nonprofit, our unique model allows us to go where other financiers don’t and support agricultural enterprises so they can succeed and grow. Our world-class team of experts identifies, partners with, and invests in exceptional agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Over 23 years, Root Capital has invested $1.9 billion in more than 750 agricultural enterprises, proving these under-served businesses are bankable and investible. We have shown that access to finance helps these enterprises succeed and fuels the economy. Root Capital’s investments and essential business and finance training have impacted 10 million farming families through job creation, financial security, and climate resiliency. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we currently have offices in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Ghana, and Kenya.
Root Capital is seeking a dynamic, experienced Administrative Assistant to play a vital and pivotal role in the function and success of the Human Resources and Legal departments. Reporting to the Sr. HR Manager (US), the Administrative Assistant will play an important role in providing administrative support to the Legal and HR departments. The Administrative Assistant will interact with staff, leadership, and external partners, which requires excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of confidentiality. This position requires a dynamic individual who excels in a fast-paced administrative support capacity and is comfortable working with various high-level constituencies. The Administrative Assistant brings commitment and integrity to accomplishing Root Capital’s mission and goals in this and other duties as assigned.
Legal Department 50%
Human Resources Department 50%
More information about Root Capital is available at www.rootcapital.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply using the form below as soon as possible, making sure to include a resume and cover letter that describes your interest, qualifications, language abilities, salary requirements, and how you learned of the position. Finalist candidates will be required to provide at least three work-related references.
Root Capital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, active military or veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, and breastfeeding and expressing breast milk), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Root Capital is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that upholds our leadership principles of: empowerment, equity, integrity, service, and transparency.