1 July 2017

SGAC is seeking a volunteer to join our team as Regional Events Coordinator. The Regional Events Coordinator will be in charge of overseeing the development of different regional Space Generation Workshops. The Regional Events Coordinator will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on SGAC activities in different regions. This position offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences. Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation!

The new Regional Events Coordinator will have a 4-month transition period with our current Regional Events Coordinator, Laszlo Bacsardi, who is leaving SGAC by the end of this year.

Deadline for applications: 25 July 2017 1 August 2017

 

About the Regional Events Programme


In 2014, SGAC introduced the Space Generation Workshop Programme as a means of gathering inputs from students and young professionals on matters of regional interest. After 3 years, this programme now encompasses the following events: 1st African Space Generation Workshop, 4th Asian-Pacific Space Generation Workshop, 1st Central American Space Generation Workshop, 3rd European Space Generation Workshop, 1st Middle East Space Generation Workshop, 3rd South American Space Generation Workshop.

 

Responsibilities


The Regional Events Coordinator duties are as follows:

  • Act as a Point of Contact between the regional events and the SGAC team leaders
  • Ensure the evolution of the regional events in close collaboration with the SGAC Regional Coordinators and SGW Event Managers
  • Support the activities of the Local Events Coordinator
  • Collaborate with different team leaders (e.g. PR&Communication, Webteam, Editors, Treasurer, Strategic Partnerships Team, etc) to support the success of the regional events
  • Report directly to the Executive Director about the operational activities related to the regional events
  • Report directly to the Chairs in all strategical questions related to the regional workshops
  • Relay lessons learned from different regional events to the Event Managers
  • Supervise the fundraising activities of regional events
  • Maintain relevant templates and guidelines for use by SGW Event Managers;
  • Organize the SGW Event Managers Meeting, a regular meeting platform for the Event Managers
  • Attend the Monthly Executive Committee meeting, and other meetings organised by other teams such as the Strategic Partnerships Team

The Regional Events Coordinator will sit on the SGAC Executive Committee (as an appointed member) and will also sit on the SGAC Strategic Partnerships Team (Ex Officio).

This is an appointed volunteer position. The appointment will be for 2 year, with the possibility of renewal for additional 2 consecutive years.

The appointment will include a 4-month transition period with the current Regional Events Coordinator , Laszlo Bacsardi, who will leave SGAC by the end of this year.

Estimated time commitment: On average 3-5 hours per week

 

Necessary Qualifications


  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 33.5 years of age
  • Interest in the space sector
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Good English skills with a keen eye for details
  • Good teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organization
  • Cross-cultural communication awareness: ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds
  • Quick email response time;
  • Experience with project management and task scheduling
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives
  • Prior experience with organising events and proposal writing
  • Experience with SGAC (either as a team member  or as a  SGAC event attendee

 

Benefits


Be a part of leading and shaping the organization! 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 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

  • Having a significant impact on SGAC’s image on the international stage

  • Developing invaluable experience in managing a professional international team

This is a voluntary role and has no monetary compensation. Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC Scholarships and Awards, including fee waivers or discounts for SGAC event fees.

 

How to Apply


To apply for this position, please send an email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 25 July 2017 1 August 2017 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)

  • Your CV with a date of birth and citizenship (maximum 2 pages)

  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role

 

Application Timeline


Application Open: 1 July 2017
Application Close: 25 July 2017 1 August 2017
Interview of selected applicants: 4 to 20 August 2017
Announcement of Results: 25 August 2017


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