Apply Today to Be an Executive Co-Secretary of SGAC!

21 October, 2015

The SGAC has a vacancy in the executive office for Executive Co-Secretary. If you are an SGAC member who is looking for an opportunity to become more involved in a role that offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences, then apply today!

Deadline: 15 November, 2015  EXTENDED: 30, November 2015


Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation! Benefits of this position include:

  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world
  • Having a higher chance of receiving SGAC scholarships to attend conferences around the world
  • Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation's leadership on the SGAC team webpage
  • Being invited to attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career


Role and Responsibilities

Role Requirements:

  • Excellent written English

  • Speedy email response time

  • Good computer skills (specifically GIMP/photoshop and Microsoft Office)


  • Administration/moderation of SGAC mailing lists

  • Creation of emails for SGAC team members

  • Management of the SGAC Member of the Month Program

  • Administration of the NPoC recruitment process

  • Maintenance of the SGAC Team Member database

  • Preparations for the SGAC General assembly (preparation of agenda, change request documents, ...)

  • Documenting executive council meetings, General Assemblies and other meetings (taking minutes)

  • Preparation of certificates of appointment, business card and other requested documents for team member

  • Contribution to webteam activities (at peak times) and monitoring the SGAC website for errors

  • Responding to e-mail requests by team members

  • Assisting the Executive Director and co-Chairs with miscellaneous operational needs

The Co-Secretaries are part of the Executive Office and also serve on the Elections Oversight Committee.

The Executive Co-Secretary will join the current Executive Co-Secretary, Jack Yeh (New Zealand), and will work together under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Approximate time commitment: Estimated at an average 4-6 hours a week.
Duration of term: 2 years renewable for another 2 years depending on performance.

We take this opportunity to say thank you to our outgoing Co-Secretary, Ali Nasseri (Iran/Canada). Some words from SGAC Executive Director, Minoo Rathnasabapathy:

"I would like to thank Ali for the hard work in the position of the Executive Secretary of SGAC. He has been a great asset to the work of the executive office, where his dedication and attention to detail has been highly valuable. We look forward to working with him in his new role as Operations Manager. "


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit the following to the SGAC Intern, Chantelle Dubois (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 15 November, 2015 with [Last Name, First Name, Exec. Co-Sec.] in the subject line:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV with date of birth
  • Head shot photograph

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted after the deadline, will not be considered.


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