SGAC Education & Professional Development Coordinator 

Purpose of the Role

Education and Professional Development Coordinators are volunteers who lead and manage a team that organises, provides, and supports education and professional development activities across SGAC. They represent one of the five core pillars of SGAC at the Executive Committee level. This role is part of the Executive Office and reports to the Co-Chairs. The selected candidate will work alongside the current coordinator Faith Tng. 

The key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Be the central coordination for education and professional development activities across SGAC
  • Represent education and professional development pillar at the Executive Committee level
  • Identify organisational goals, develop synergies, best practices and roadmap to enable SGAC to offer high-quality education, S.T.E.A.M. outreach, and professional development activities to our members
  • Develop shared platforms and resources for various groups within SGAC to organise education and professional development activities 
  • Build awareness of educational and professional development activities offered by SGAC


Other responsibilities of the Education and Professional Development Coordinators include:

  • Lead key education and professional development programs, such as the mentoring program in accordance with pillar goals/roadmap
  • Support other groups within SGAC in their education and professional development activities
  • Oversee the development of annual reports and work plans of the different education and professional development teams 


Duties of the Education and Professional Development Coordinators include:

  • Lead monthly meetings with leads of Education and Professional Development programs
  • Attend monthly Executive Committee meetings
  • Contribute to the SGAC annual report, prepare the training pack for use by future project coordinators and prepare an annual Work Plan at the beginning of each year.

Estimated time commitment: 2 – 5 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 33 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
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
  • Experience in project management roles is preferred
  • Passion in developing educational, outreach, and growth opportunities is preferred
  • Possess good communication skills in English
  • Have the necessary time to monitor the different teams within the pillar and maintain regular communication with them, SGAC Co-Chairs and the Executive Director.
  • Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
  • High degree of self-organisation
  • Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds


  • Be part of the SGAC Executive Committee
  • Develop highly desirable leadership skills
  • Work directly with and oversee SGAC’s high-visibility output and activities
  • Effective professional development experience in a managerial role
  • Work with SGAC’s global sponsors and international space partners
  • Nomination and increased chances of winning the SGAC Space Generation Leaders Award and other SGAC sponsored scholarship opportunities
  • Opportunity to receive discounts to attend SGAC events as SGAC team member

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by 31 July 2023 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)
  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (maximum 1 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications Open: Now
Applications Close: 31 July 2023


Review of applications and interviews will be done during the month of August. 
The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of August or beginning of September.