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 page. 


Operations Manager/Director

This is a high-energy and dynamic role for an extremely organized person with operations experience. The Operations Manager/Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs including planning, staffing, and guiding program activities. This position reports to the Mayan Families co-founders.

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Database & Website Coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic, tech-savvy team player to join our growing team as a Database & 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. In addition, they will be responsible for providing administrative support to the donations team in processing donations and facilitating detailed reports for each department on an ongoing basis.

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Content Creator

We are seeking an enthusiastic and video savvy Content Creator to join our Communications Team. Based in Guatemala, the Communications Team publicizes the work and mission of Mayan Families to a (mostly) English-speaking external audience via digital and print mediums including social media, email marketing, multimedia, and web. This position requires high levels of creativity and organization, with opportunities for learning in a cross-cultural, dynamic setting. The ideal candidate will love ideating as much as executing and being part of a collaborative environment.

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Executive Assistant 

We are looking for a highly organized Executive Assistant to act as a key member of staff to support our two directors in managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and providing donor communication and some program support. This is a great entry-level position for an extremely organized individual who is keen to work in a busy and thriving NGO in Guatemala. It provides a unique opportunity to be involved with all our programs and develop valuable office skills whilst working and acting as a representative of Mayan Families to a range of key stakeholders and staff.

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