Marketing Associate

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Salary

Minimum: $12,000
Maximum: $14,000

Published

06/08/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

Address

Lima Lima
JUN
Peru

Description

About MEDLIFE & Good Life Expeditions:


Founded in 2004 by Dr. Nick Ellis, MEDLIFE is a non-profit organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America and Africa to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development projects. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of a world free from the constraints of poverty, the 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, the organization established an inhouse 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 now creates authentic travel experiences to Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Nicaragua and Tanzania - the destinations where MEDLIFE operates and where a traveler’s money will be used to make a difference to the lives of locals living in poverty. Trips support the MEDLIFE movement by donating profits directly to MEDLIFE, by bringing attention to MEDLIFE's noble work, and by giving its own travelers a greater sense of connection with the world around them.


The Marketing Associate will split their time working 50% to support the communications efforts of MEDLIFE and 50% to help grow Good Life Expeditions.


Responsibilities:

  • Website
  • Assist in the management of the MEDLIFE and Good Life Expeditions websites
  • Keep all content and photos up to date
  • Create new content that meets SEO strategy and content needs (blogs, pages, testimonials, etc)
  • Optimize both websites for SEO
  • E-Newsletters
  • Using Constant Contact, aid in the creation of e-newsletters for MEDLIFE and Good Life Expeditions
  • Assist in the management of contact databases (Salesforce & Constant Contact)
  • Social Media
  • Collaborate on content planning and creation for social media platforms including Tripadvisor (GLE), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn
  • Create monthly reports on the social media efforts, and create a strategy to optimize effectively
  • Product Management & Development
  • Proactively research and ideate new socially responsible products for Good Life Expeditions
  • Keep up to date on all key hotel openings, travel regulations, partner updates, etc
  • Create any written follow up content for new product - blogs & itinerary text
  • Create product resources (e.g. new product database, inventory docs, comparison rate rcharts, templates, etc)
  • Help brainstorm and execute growth strategies for MEDLIFE
  • Assist in MEDLIFE expansion efforts as necessary
  • Press & Affiliations
  • Create press releases
  • Research and execute new affiliations and partnerships for both GLE & MEDLIFE (trade organizations, brand partnerships, etc)

Job Details:

  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Contract Start Date: September 1, 2018 (flexible for the right candidate)
  • Contract Length: 1 year minimum
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, Full-time Role
  • Compensation: Competitive & commensurate with experience
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Insurance: Private and emergency provided
  • Carne de extranjeria provided


Job Requirements:

  • Native fluency in English
  • Intermediate to advanced Spanish
  • 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, and Nicaragua is an advantage
  • Previous Marketing, Advertising or PR experience is an advantage



Level of Language Proficiency

Native Fluency in English

Intermediate Fluency in Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

cappert@medlifemovement.org
http://www.medlifemovement.org

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information to cappert@medlifemovement.org. Please include “Marketing Associate” in the subject line of your email.


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