The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is seeking a dedicated volunteer to serve as one of the Public Relations and Communications Managers for the Education and Professional Development (EPD) Platform. In this position, the selected candidate will work with the existing PR & Comms Manager toward bolstering the visibility and outreach of SGAC’s EPD initiatives, crafting and executing strategic communication plans 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 Team 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:

  • Develop and Implement Communication Strategy:
    1. Devise a comprehensive communication strategy to enhance the visibility and reach of the Education and Professional Development (EPD) Platform.
    2. Work with the EPD Team Coordinators to create plans that effectively communicate the value propositions, achievements, and initiatives of the EPD Platform within and outside of SGAC.
  • EPD Teams Support
    1. Work with the EPD Teams to plan and execute their communication and outreach campaigns, promoting their activities across the various SGAC Communication Channels, such as SGAC Social Media Accounts or the internal SGAC newsletters.
    2. Work with the Graphic Designer to create templates in line with branding.
  • Content Creation Oversight:
    1. Manage the generation of compelling and engaging content, including short articles, newsletters, and social media posts, highlighting EPD activities, milestones, and success stories.
    2. Ensure adequate and timely content publication via SGAC media accounts, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
    3. Communicate with other team leaders within the EPD Platform to support and advise on PR & Comms efforts as required by their respective goals and activities.
  • Collaboration and Coordination:
    1. Work closely with the Global SGAC Public Relations and Communication Team to guarantee that the EPD PR & Comms Team works according to the overall SGAC PR & Comms Guidelines and considers their broader goals and objectives.
    2. Coordinate with Public Relations & Communication Representatives within the other SGAC Pillars to optimize communication efforts and maximize cross-promotion opportunities.
  • Events Promotion Management:
    1. Develop and execute the communications plans for EPD-related events, workshops, webinars, and online and offline conferences.
  • PR & Comms Team Management
    1. Oversee all the EPD Public Relations & Communications Team Members.
    2. Recruit and onboard (when necessary) new members for the EPD Public Relations & Communications Team.
  • 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 developing and executing data-driven communication strategies and campaigns.
    • Proven experience collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to achieve communication goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and manage content across multiple digital platforms.


    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.