1 May 2017
With one of our current Web Coordinators taking a new role, SGAC is looking for a dynamic and well-organised individual to help lead our Web Team. The Web Team performs many important and integral functions within our organisation. The successful candidate will join our current Web Coordinator in leading our growing team in maintaining and developing SGAC’s web capabilities as well as representing the Web Team on the Executive Council. It is an exciting position that offers many rewarding experiences in leading an eager and enthusiastic multinational team to address core challenges facing SGAC’s web infrastructure.
Deadline: 25 May 2017
The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals across the world to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The global nature of our organisation means that we depend heavily on our web infrastructure. As one of our two Web Coordinator on our Web Team, you will help lead, develop, and maintain this important network behind our organisation.
The SGAC Web Team is currently led by two Web Coordinators and has six Web Editors in the Team. There is currently one Web Coordinator position open. The successful candidate will:
- Work with the current web team coordinator (Anthony Yuen) on leading, directing, and guiding activities of the Web Team
- Delegate tasks among Web Team members and follow up on task requests sent to the Web Team.
- Assist in the development of new capabilities on our website, including being part of our current project to rebuild our website
- Have a position on the SGAC Executive Committee, prepare brief monthly reports and attend the monthly Executive Committee meetings
- Help liaise with all the team members across SGAC to support their events, projects or goals through our website and web applications
- Monitor and respond to emails in a timely manner regarding website issues
- Communicate with our Server Host on the management of the website server
- Identify areas of improvement throughout our Web Infrastructure and provide leadership on making these improvements
This is a voluntary role with a term of 2 years, renewable for an additional two years based on performance.
Estimated time commitment: 5 - 7 hours a week as minimum, with up to 10 - 15 hours a week commitment during some parts of the year. Larger work commitments will center around large SGAC events (e.g., conferences, Space Generation Congress, and the annual website update) as well as time devoted to the development of our new website. The ability to respond to issues around-the-clock is highly preferred. You will be able to arrange with your co-coordinator for downtime from the role during exams, vacations or time for other personal needs.
- 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 and formatting
Around-the-clock internet and email access
- Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
- Good teamwork skills and a 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
- Experience in leading teams are highly desired
- Basic experience with picture editing software (e.g.,Photoshop), web CMS (Content Management Systems) specially Joomla, web applications (e.g. GApps), and other programing exposure is highly preferred. You will receive additional relevant training from our current Web Team.
Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation! Benefits of this position include:
- Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world
- Holding a position on the SGAC Executive Committee
- Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation's key staff on the SGAC Team webpage
- 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 please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2017 WEB COORDINATOR] with the following:
- Resume (with headshot photo and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)
- Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limit 1 page)
- List of 3 relevant experiences and how they have prepared you for the position
Only complete applications will be considered.
Applications Open 1 May 2017 Application Close 25 May 2017 Review of Applications 25 May to 5 June 2017 Invitation to Interview 5 - 20 June 2017 Announcement of Outcome 25 June 2017