The Mayan Families staff is primarily made up of Indigenous Guatemalans from the region, as well as a few passionate and skilled foreign workers here in Panajachel.

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 page.

Open Positions

Médico General Para Clínica Médica


Mayan Families es una organización sin fines de lucro, con la misión de colaborar con la población indigena, fortaleciendo y facilitando los recursos existentes a través de los programas que desarrolla en varias comunidades del departamento de Sololá; para que sean empoderadas, autosostenibles y con un desarrollo integral, enfocando sus esfuerzo en educación, salud preventiva y oportunidades económicas. Trabajamos bajo la Asociación Amigos Mayan Families registrada en Guatemala.  

Departamento de Salud y Nutrición 

Mayan Families, a través del Departamento de Salud y Nutrición enfoca sus esfuerzos en la prevención y atención de la desnutrición y en la mejora de calidad de vida de las familias beneficiadas a través del acceso a servicios de salud, mejora de calidad del agua y acceso a condiciones adecuadas de vivienda a personas que viven en pobreza y extrema pobreza en las áreas de intervención de Mayan Families. 

Médico General

Buscamos a un médico proactivo, creativo y con experiencia en el trabajo en comunidades rurales para atender nuestra Clínica médica y nuestros Programas: Creciendo Sano, enfocado en la atención y prevención de la desnutrición crónica infantil, el Programa para la Atención del Adulto Mayor Sabiduría Viva y el Programa Salud de la Mujer que se enfoca en la prevención de Cáncer de mama y de cérvix. 

Objetivo del puesto 

  1. Mejorar la calidad de vida de las familias, promoviendo programas enfocados a la prevención de la desnutrición y acceso a servicios de salud a niños, mujeres y adulto mayor. 
  2. Mantener y promover la salud y nutrición de los beneficiarios de la institución. 



  1. Dirigir y facilitar servicios médicos en la Clínica de Amigos Mayan Families, ubicado en las instalaciones de la institución en Panajachel.
  2. Realizar jornadas médicas y nutricionales en las comunidades de intervención de la institución.
  3. Liderar el programa médico y de nutrición de Mayan Families, enfocados a la prevención y atención de la desnutrición en el departamento de Sololá. 
  4. Facilitar atención en Salud de la Mujer y Adulto Mayor; y apoyar en los diferentes programas del Departamento de Salud y Nutrición.
  5. Facilitar servicios médicos a becarios y beneficiarios de los diferentes programas de Mayan Families. 
  6. Capacitar a personal de Mayan Families y líderes comunitarios en temas de salud preventiva y nutrición. 
  7. Manejo de planificación e informes de avances.



  1. Médico general con colegiado activo
  2. Experiencia mínima de 3 años en trabajos similares. 
  3. Experiencia y conocimiento en la atención de la desnutrición, atención a adulto mayor y/o salud de la mujer. 
  4. Experiencia en planificación y elaboración de informes. 
  5. Sensibilidad, conocimiento y respeto a las distintas perspectivas culturales sobre la salud y medicina tradicional.


Habilidades requeridas 

  1. Se valorará el manejo de un idioma Maya (Tzutujil, Kaqchikel o Kiche). 
  2. Facilidad de trabajar en equipo 
  3. Facilidad de comunicación e incidencia comunitaria. 
  4. Persona proactiva y con iniciativa 
  5. Excelentes habilidades de coordinación y dirección 
  6. Manejo básico de paquete de office 
  7. Flexibilidad de horario
  8. Experiencia en el trabajo con pertinencia cultural. 



  • Estabilidad laboral
  • Salario competitivo
  • Horario flexible
  • Crecimiento personal y laboral


Cómo Aplicar:

Envíe su CV, carta de presentación y dos cartas de recomendación con el título Médico General a, con fecha límite el lunes 19 de octubre de 2020.


Fundraising Project Manager – End of Year Giving


Mayan Families is a non-profit organization based in Panajachel, Guatemala, which develops educational, economic, and nutritional opportunities and assistance to the Indigenous populations around the Lake Atitlan area. We implement community-led programs that address systemic barriers and build cultural strength and resilience. Our work is driven by the expertise of Mayan staff and community leaders towards long-term, meaningful change in the areas of education, nutrition & health, and economic development.

Fundraising Project Manager

We are seeking a Fundraising Project Manager for a short-term position until the end of the year, with possibility of extension (probability if you are a good fit and work well with our team), to oversee and manage campaigns including Giving Tuesday and End of Year fundraising. The position is open to people currently based in and eligible to work in Guatemala, although a lot of the work will be conducted working from home. This role will be key in an important part of the year for fundraising, using different platforms and mediums to express our work and new direction to excite donors to join us and donate towards our work. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising and development in non-profit organizations, creating and executing an overarching campaign strategy, and have a passion for non-profit work supporting developing communities. This position requires a high level of organization, team management, project management, and writing and editing skills. 


  • Oversee the development and execution of Mayan Families’ end of year campaigns strategy 
  • Direct campaign and fundraising plan and activities, including campaign content, activities/channels and storytelling which is engaging for donors and dignified for our beneficiaries
  • Work closely with the Communications and Development team to create campaign content, instilling a sense of teamwork that brings out the leadership and passion of others
  • Ensure consistency in communications and brand visual presentation by shaping and adhering to the brand strategy and visual guidelines, and the organizational voice
  • Support a voice which elevates the dignity, sovereignty, and agency of the communities that we serve, and educates donors on effective community development (rather than charity) models
  • Engage with program teams to accurately understand and communicate their work, ensuring campaign messages are aligned with our vision, mission, and values as an organization and our 5-year strategic plan, and are communicated to donors thoughtfully and compellingly.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years experience working in fundraising and development in a non-profit organization
  • Demonstrable success in leading funding campaigns
  • Advanced English, with excellent communication skills both spoken and written
  • Advanced Spanish, both spoken and written
  • Superb writing and editing ability and attention to detail 
  • Experience in using campaign platforms such as Classy 
  • Comfortable working independently as well as cross-functionally and as part of a team
  • Ability to quickly prioritize, adapt to changing needs, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly organized with strong administrative and project management skills
  • Ability to multitask, meet critical deadlines, and provide excellent follow-up
  • Commitment to the work of Mayan Families addressing issues faced by Indigenous Guatemalans
  • Extensive knowledge of challenges faced by Indigenous people in Guatemala
  • Currently based in and/or eligible to work in Guatemala


We offer:

  • An initial short-term contract of three months, with possibility of extension
  • A starting monthly salary of Q7000
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • A kind, collaborative, forward-thinking team


How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and relevant media and writing samples to:

Please write “Fundraising Project Manager – LAST NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until October 16, but we will contact applicants for interview on a rolling basis until this date. Interviews will be carried out in English and Spanish, and we are looking for somebody to start as soon as possible. 

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Mayan Families!