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Monday, July 07, 2008

Job: Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations, Root Capital

By Rob Katz

Editor's Note: NextBillion and Acumen Fund ally Willy Foote dropped us a note - via Brian Trelstad - and asked us to circulate this opening. If you're interested in Root Capital, be sure to watch their excellent video, which features Willy himself on the guitar.

Root Capital LogoPosition: Director, Foundation & Corporate RelationsLocation: Cambridge, MA

Organization: Root Capital (formerly Ecologic Finance) is a nonprofit social enterprise that works at the critical nexus of international development and environmental stewardship. As a development finance institution, Root Capital provides affordable credit and financial education to environmentally, sustainable grassroots enterprises in the developing world.

Description: The Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations will manage Root Capital?s investor relations programs and working closely with and reporting directly to the Managing Director for Philanthropic Investments. Root Capital's strategic plan has established an ambitious fundraising program with an emphasis on building relationships with key partners including financial institutions, corporations, foundations, and high net-worth individuals. The goal is to increase RC's lending capital from $19 million in 2007 to over $57 million by 2011.

For more information, including instructions on how to apply, see the attached job description.

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