We’re part of the Movement, are you?
We are MEDLIFE. Our mission is to build a worldwide Movement empowering the poor in their fight for equal access to healthcare, education, and a safe home. Our vision is a world free from the constraints of poverty. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Nick Ellis, our organization empowers students and volunteers to become advocates for change by creating on-campus Chapters, participating in Service Learning Trips, and supporting the MEDLIFE Project Fund. With this support, MEDLIFE hires and trains local staff to provide high quality 24/7/365 patient care, community development projects, and educational workshops for communities in need.
After years of MEDLIFE volunteers asking to extend their trips, we established an in-house tour operator and travel agency that would create authentic, meaningful travel experiences, AND generate much-needed, sustainable funding for MEDLIFE. The partner travel company is Good Life Expeditions and we now create authentic travel experiences to Latin America and Africa - where a traveler’s money will be used to make a difference to the lives of locals living in poverty. Trips support MEDLIFE by donating profits directly to the non-profit, by bringing attention to MEDLIFE's noble work, and by giving travelers a greater sense of connection with the world around them.
In order to achieve our goals, we are looking to strengthen our team to help us bring Medicine, Education, and Development to Low-Income Families Everywhere. We need passionate advocates who have an immediate connection to our mission and vision. We need storytellers that can elevate the voice of community members in developing countries to reach communities around the world. We need community organizers, who will rally groups together to fight for our cause, make positive connections, and build relationships with ease. And if you genuinely want to make the world a better place, we need you.
Join the MEDLIFE Movement! Your Career as a Marketing Associate
As a Marketing Associate, you will split your time working 50% to support the communications efforts of MEDLIFE and 50% to help grow our partner travel company Good Life Expeditions.
Over the course of two years based in Lima, Peru, your responsibilities will include leading social media efforts, managing and creating content, increasing brand love, and telling stories via e-newsletters, website pages, press releases, and more. Your support system will include your manager, your peer mentor, and your team director.
The Ideal Marketing Associate:
Strong StorytellerWhy you want to work here
Creative & Clear Communicator
We aren’t an organization made of bricks, we are made of people. In your role as Marketing Associate, you can expect to:Join the Movement.
The MEDLIFE Movement is improving the lives of low-income communities around the world every day. Help us make an even greater impact! Travel.
Paid travel in your first year, and the more you prove yourself, the more travel opportunities will arise.Live well.
Compensation includes a salary and three weeks of paid vacation time to start (four weeks starting in year two!).Stay healthy.
We’re proud to offer private health insurance in Peru as well as emergency health insurance while you are traveling.Bring your boots.
We work in an open office and our office is not always at a desk. You will routinely head to the field to work with communities and volunteers hand in hand on health, education, and community development initiatives.
About MEDLIFE & Good Life Expeditions
We’re the biggest little organization that you will work with. We are a team of dozens of passionate and inspired global citizens that have come together to create change. We have been brought together by a common drive to work in service of others, and we will stop at nothing to bring equity to the communities we serve. We have teams in 4 countries, our Movement exists at over 200 academic institutions around the world, and we’re growing every day! With 15 years in operation, MEDLIFE has grown to include a diverse range of Service Learning Trips that empower thousands of students to explore the world, and ultimately leave it a better place than they found it. With only a few years in operation, Good Life Expeditions has created an improved responsible tourism model for travelers looking for authentic experiences.
Native Fluency in English
Intermediate to Advanced Spanish is preferred
Previous Marketing, Advertising, or PR experience is an advantage, but we welcome professionals with or without experience
Bachelor’s degree (ideally focused on Marketing, Communications, Writing, Tourism, Liberal Arts, Business, Sales, or a related field)
Personal or professional travel experience
Destination knowledge of Peru, Ecuador, Tanzania, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, or Nicaragua is an advantage
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information to [email protected]
. Please include “Marketing Associate” in the subject line of your email.