Work with us

The Mayan Families staff is primarily made up of indigenous Guatemalans from this area who otherwise might not have a chance for a stable job; however, we are always looking for passionate, skilled foreign workers as well to join us in Panajachel for life-changing work opportunities. Check out our recent job openings and see if you or someone you know might fit the bill! Note that the requirements vary by position, but will generally include proficiency in Spanish and a longer-term time commitment. 

For an up-to-date listing of all available jobs and internships please visit our idealist.org page. 

Jobs

Volunteer Program Coordinator

We are looking for a highly energetic and organized person with a passion for Guatemalan culture to join on growing team as the Volunteer Program Coordinator. The successful applicant will be be responsible for the day-to-day running of the volunteer program as well as facilitating the logistical requirements of receiving donors and groups in Guatemala.

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Education Development Coordinator

We're looking for an Education Development Coordinator to develop and implement strategies to increase funding for programs in the Education Department. This includes funding for our General Education Fund, Tutoring Program, and Preschool Nutrition Centers.

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Medical Program Coordinator

We're looking for an Medical Program Coordinator to help manage all of the activities and communications for our Medical Department. The ideal candidate is an individual with a passion for public health, and ready to help organize and fundraise for our many health initiatives, including our Charlie Gomez Medical Clinic and our preventative health initiatives. 

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Social Entrepreneurship Coordinator

We are currently seeking a qualified individual for the role of Social Entrepreneurship Coordinator to assist in the strategic planning and management of this growing arm of our organization. The Social Entrepreneurship Coordinator oversees Mayan Families’ four vocational trade schools - sewing, carpentry, welding, and computing - spearheading the planning, development and management of these programs. This position also assists local staff in Mayan Families’ Microloans Program.

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Shelter Program Development Coordinator

We are currently seeking a qualified individual for the role of Shelter Program Development Coordinator/Manager to assist in the strategic planning and management of the Shelter Program. The Mayan Families Shelter Program was established to improve the living standards of low-income families living in the highlands of Guatemala. We facilitate access to adequate, safe and suitable housing that will provide families with long term security. We also work alongside communities on community infrastructure projects. This is a high-energy and dynamic role for an extremely organized person with excellent program management skills, strategic planning experience, and an interest in social housing and community infrastructure. The position title of Manager or Coordinator will be awarded depending upon the incumbent's experience and strength of application.  

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Website & Database Coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic, tech-savvy team player to join our growing team as a Database and Website Coordinator. This person will be a crucial player in ensuring both internal and external technical web queries, including donations and client data transfer, are efficiently and quickly managed and distributed throughout the organization.  

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Internships

Field Intern: Volunteer Group Leader

Have you volunteered with Mayan Families before, and wish that you could come back? We are looking for a highly energetic and organized person with a passion for Guatemalan culture to join our Volunteer Department! The successful applicant will have the primary responsibility of leading volunteer groups of 5 to 20 individuals, ranging from Rotary clubs and churches to school and university groups. This position will spend most days out of the office, and will receive firsthand experiences in stove installation, home construction, medical clinics, preschool activities and many other cultural experiences.

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