The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is seeking a dedicated volunteer to serve as one of the Event Managers for the Education and Professional Development (EPD) Platform. In this position, the selected candidate will take ownership of all EPD events such as bootcamps at the International Astronautical Congress, leadership forums, working with the existing PR & Comms Manager to ensure that events are organized in line with EPD communications strategy to amplify the EPD Platform’s impact across SGAC.

The EPD Platform represents one of SGAC’s five fundamental pillars. It is overseen by two coordinators who are members of the SGAC Executive Committee. Therefore, the person in this position will work with and report to the EPD Coordinators.

About SGAC’s Education & Professional Development (EPD) Platform:

The EPD Platform is the central coordination arm that organizes, provides, and supports education and professional development activities across SGAC. It aims to serve as a gateway for those interested in starting a career in the space industry, providing various opportunities to gain technical knowledge, receive mentorship, and gain hands-on experience on technical projects. With an unwavering commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, it is an open platform available to the global SGAC Community, providing a wide range of resources and opportunities designed to meet the needs of individuals at different stages of their careers and across all of our regions.

Goals & Objectives

  • Collaborate with the other SGAC Pillars and industry partners to offer high-quality education, S.T.E.A.M. outreach, and professional development opportunities.
  • Build awareness of educational and professional development activities within and outside of SGAC and improve accessibility to space education.
  • Support efforts to translate projects (e.g., hackathons, papers) and launch new EPD initiatives.


In summary, the duties that come along with this position include but are not limited to:

  • Central Events Oversight
    1. Work with the EPD coordinators to lead and organize flagship EPD events such as the SpaceGen Leadership Forum, in-person events, workshops, webinars, and online and offline conferences.
    2. Planning of programming, invitation of speakers, logistics and coordination
    3. Work with the EPD Teams to coordinate, synthesize and integrate event plans, to maximize cross-promotion opportunities.
  • Collaboration and Coordination
    1. Work closely with the EPD PR & Comms Team  to support communication strategy for events, and guarantee that communication and outreach strategy is aligned with their broader goals and objectives.
    2. Work with the Graphic Designer to create social media collateral for event promotion.
  • Partnerships
    1. Evaluate inbound collaboration opportunities and work with partners / stakeholders to execute EPD events.

Estimated time commitment: 2 – 5 hours per week.

The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.

Necessary Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants shall possess the following qualifications:

  • Be a registered SGAC member (Individuals can register for free on the SGAC Website)
  • Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
  • Serious interest in space-related activities, education, and professional development.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to craft clear, concise, and compelling content for various channels and audiences.
  • Proficiency in storytelling and message framing to convey complex concepts to diverse stakeholders effectively.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Creative thinking and innovative approach to communication strategies and problem-solving.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience in organizing in-person and online  events from end-to-end.
  • Proven experience collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to achieve communication goals.
  • Experience with using Zoom, budgeting and project management methodologies preferable.


This role offers the opportunity to help shape the Education and Professional Development Pillar of SGAC, enhancing our capacity to deliver high-quality, globally inclusive educational programs that empower our members and expand their professional horizons.

  • Join a great team of fast-moving, impact-focused young experts across all disciplines of the international space community.
  • 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.
  • Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
  • Potentially be nominated for SGAC leadership awards.
  • Be invited to attend the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by May 25th, 2024, 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: 25 May 2024


Depending on the quality and number of applications received, the selection committee may choose to hold interviews within the month after the deadline. Regardless, all applicants shall receive an update on their application at least a month after the deadline.