1 August 2017
SGAC is looking for co-leads for its Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Project Group. The new co-lead will report to the SGAC project group coordinators, and help support the activities of the project group.
Deadline for Application: 25 August 2017
Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group (SSS)
SGAC's SSS Project Group aims to:
- To encourage active participation among students and young professionals in space safety and sustainability related debates and activities.
- To create an international space forum to showcase the perspectives of the next generation of space leaders on the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities.
- To afford current industry stakeholders access to a pool of young space enthusiasts interested in space safety and sustainability related issues.
To learn more about the Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group, visit spacegeneration.org/sss.
SGAC encourages Project Group Co-Leads to take personal initiative within their roles to:
Spread the enthusiasm for peaceful space activities through the work of their groups
Communicate regularly with their fellow Project Group Co-Leads to update each other on plans and activities, and to coordinate collaborative efforts of the working group
Assist and coordinate the activities of the team
Communicate with members all over the world, in different time zones. They must be flexible enough to adapt their schedule in order to smoothly work and communicate with the rest of their team. (International leadership)
Prepare the project group’s annual report and intermediate updates to the Project Coordinator together with their fellow Co-Lead
Estimated time commitment: 3 - 5 hours a week
- SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
- Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
- Be between 18 and 33.5 years old on the date of appointment
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
- Ability to take innitiative and motivate volunteers to contribute to the PG
- Possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages
- Ideally have a good understanding of the topic of space safety and sustainability including previous projects SSS has focused on (Technical background is not required)
- Ideally have knowledge of the United Nations (UN) organisation and its objectives, preferably have hands-on experience with youth projects and space-related projects
- Have the necessary time to allocate to the group’s activities and maintain regular communication with their fellow Co-Lead and Project Coordinator, as well as the members of the group
Project Group Co-Leads are appointed for a term of two years, and may serve tqo consecutive terms. Project Group co-leads may serve a maximum of 2 terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.
This is your chance to hep shape the future of our organisation, and of the small satellites community. You get to:
Attend international conferences
Interact with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world's largest youth space network
Work with space policy experts
Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
- Possibility be nominated for SGAC leadership awards
- Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members
How to Apply
To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2017 SSS PG CO-LEAD POSITION] with the following:
- Resume (with headshot and date of birth) (limited to 2 pages)
- Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limited to 1 page)
- Up to 3 examples of past experiences relevant to the position and how they have prepared you for this role
- A short plan for what you wish to achieve during your tenure as PG co-lead (maximum 1 page)
Only complete applications will be considered.
|Applications Open||1 August 2017|
|Application Close||25 August 2017|
|Review of Applications||25 August to 5 September 2017|
|Invitation to Interview||5 - 20 September 2017|
|Announcement of Outcome||25 September 2017|