About Root Cause

Career Opportunities

Root Cause is made up of passionate, smart, and collaborative employees who come from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We combine our academic knowledge (in fields such as developmental psychology, international relations, sociology, and industrial engineering, etc.) with practical work experience in nonprofits, business, philanthropy, and/or government.

Root Cause works with both regional and national organizations. An increasing number of our projects are multi-year, multi-stakeholder engagements where we work hand-in-hand with our nonprofit, foundation, and/or government clients toward the creation of systemic and sustained social impact.

The fast-paced and entrepreneurial nature of our work creates many opportunities to learn and grow, positively affect the future direction of our clients, and contribute to the direction and success of Root Cause in meaningful ways. The small size of our firm also allows our staff to set stretch goals and receive increasing responsibility, with the support and guidance of their supervisors. New hires will join a small dedicated, group of people who are passionate, smart, and collaborative and come from a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Our work culture is collegial, entrepreneurial, and flexible. We host monthly social events, ranging from luncheons to after-work outings.

Root Cause is located at 50 Milk Street in Boston’s financial district. We are based in a dynamic co-working space called CIC Boston (, which brings together innovators from the fields of social enterprise, food, design, technology, health and more.


Open Positions

Root Cause seeks a seasoned leader to help us develop and launch a partnerships strategy. For more information on the Director, Partner Relations position and to apply, please see the job description and application instructions on this page

Root Cause seeks a Manager to work on our Advisory Services team. Managers play an active role in all stages of client service delivery and work on projects focusing on collective action, measurement, leaning and improvement, and strategy. For more information, please see the job description and application instructions on this page