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

We are currently looking for a Business Manager, a half-time position. The Business Manager will work in partnership with the Managing Director to ensure the smooth running of Root Cause's day-to-day business. To learn more and see the full description and application, click here.


Root Cause/Northeastern University Co-op Partnership

Root Cause partners with Northeastern University through the University's unique co-op program. The Root Cause Co-op Program is designed to give Northeastern undergraduates a broad overview of Root Cause's work and introduce them to the social sector. Co-ops work as full-time, stipended Root Cause employees for approximately six months. Co-ops actively participate in the day-to-day work of Root Cause as integral team members. They also set learning goals and objectives for their time at Root Cause and work closely with their supervisors to achieve them. Open positions are posted on Northeastern University's web-based job search database myNEU COOL. Please go to to apply.