Wanted: Working Student (m/f/d)

Wanted: Working Student for the Communications & Community Management Team

We are growing and have ambitious plans. Do you want to support us on our thrilling journey towards Impact-Linked Finance at scale? Are you eager to support an agile and dynamic impact enterprise? If so, we are looking for you to join our impact-enthusiastic and multicultural team!

We are entirely virtual with official headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, and main hubs in Berlin, Germany, and Cape Town, South Africa. This position will be remote, but being at home in or close to Munich, Germany would be a plus. 

Roots of Impact: Effective.Impact.Finance

Roots of Impact is a manager of catalytic capital. As a pioneer in Impact-Linked Finance, we believe in aligning capital with incentives to drive change for people and the planet. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to achieve impact at scale by managing innovative funds, providing quality advisory and education, and building the field for Impact-Linked Finance.

Your Opportunity:

We are looking for a working student who is supporting remotely our Lead Communications & Community Management and her team. If you have a passion for Impact-Linked Finance, knowledge dissemination and communications, this is a great opportunity for you to get some first-hand experience and help drive the creation of positive impact. The focus of your work will be:

  • Supporting the team in designing and piloting a new Community of Practice (CoP) platform for Impact-Linked Finance (e.g., analyzing platforms in the market, helping to design user journeys and learning paths, supporting in the adaptation of various educational content, helping to set up the pilot platform functionalities, etc.).
  • Continuously updating the 5 WordPress-based websites for Roots of Impact and our initiatives.
  • Assisting in setting up a new Learning Management System for our Social Finance Academy online learning community.
  • Assisting in the creation of our communications campaigns for various Impact-Linked Funds and programs.
  • Depending on your personal potential, time available, and interests: Fulfilling other tasks across our teams at Roots of Impact (to be discussed if you are interested to do more than 10 hours per week)

Could this be you?

  • You are pursuing a master’s degree in finance, business administration, innovation management or similar.
  • You are excited about Impact-Linked Finance, impact entrepreneurship and impact investing.
  • You have a passion for – and ideally some initial experience with – communications and knowledge dissemination and bring excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • You have a strong affinity for – and ideally initial experience with – tech-based platforms, e.g., Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • You are a proficient user of WordPress and the MS Office suite (particularly PowerPoint).

What we offer:

  • A fantastic learning opportunity at the helm of a highly progressive impact finance actor
  • A great, multicultural, creative, and diverse team
  • A remote work option
  • Flexible working hours

How to apply:

If you are interested in seizing this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter at talent@roots-of-impact.org. Please indicate in the subject line ”Application: Working Student for Team Communications & Community Management”.

In the cover letter (max. 1 page), please address the following questions:

  1. What attracts you most to Roots of Impact’s work? What makes us unique in your eyes?
  2. What is your earliest preferred starting date and preferred scope of hours per week?
  3. How many semesters would you like to work for Roots of Impact?
  4. What is your proposed place of residence while you are working with us?


„In many ways, effective communications begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, encourages others to do their best.“

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DEI note:

Roots of Impact is an equal opportunity employer. We deeply believe in equality and diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities and are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please indicate this in your application.