1 September 2017

In partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) and SATELLITE 2018, SGAC plans to host its 3rd SGx. SGx is a one day technology focused event (held 12 March 2018) which will bring together students, young professionals, experts in the industry and government leaders to discuss pressing issues and innovative ideas in a brand new way.  SGx is looking for a qualified young space leader to join our team as SGx Lead.

Deadline for Application: 1 October 2017 15 October 2017 (extended)



  • Coordinate and supervise the organizing team for the event
  • Develop the overall work plan and event schedule

  • Plan the strategic development of the SGx series

  • Ensure the event quality and structure is in line with the SGAC guidelines

  • Liaise with Satellite 2018 and FSLF where needed to make sure all efforts are coordinated

  • Attend additional meetings with SGAC teams as required to help coordinate activities regarding SGx

The SGx Lead will work under the supervision of the SGAC Executive Director. This is a volunteer position. 

Estimated time commitment: 8 hours per week

Duration of the term: 2 years

Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position. Continuation of duties for SGx 2019 is pursuant to acceptable performance in leading SGx 2018 activities as assessed by the SGAC Executive Director. 


Necessary Qualifications

  • Membership in SGAC (below 33 years of age at time of appointment and registered on the SGAC website)
  • Quick email response time

  • Experience with project management and task scheduling

  • Attention to detail

  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives

  • Customer service mentality

  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English

  • Awareness of international cooperation principles, concepts and techniques

Prior experience with organizing events and with SGAC (either teams or attending an SGAC event) is a plus.



SGAC will cover the registration costs of the applicant for Satellite 2018. In addition, the accommodation costs of the SGx lead for the duration of SGx and Satellite 2018 will be reimbursed.



As the SGx lead, you will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, academics, and upcoming leaders. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to enhance his/her leadership and management skills, and work with an international, interdisciplinary, and multicultural team.

Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC scholarships and awards. They may also attend one SGAC event per year for free.


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, SGX Lead] with the following:

  • Resume (with headshot photo, date of birth, nationality, and country of residence) (limit 2 pages)

  • Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability and motivation for the role (limit 1 page)

  • 3 examples of your previous experience that you feel have prepared you for this role

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Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline


Application Open 1 September 2017
Application Close 1 October 2017 15 October 2017 (extended)
Review of Applications 5 to 10 October 2017
Interviews 10-20 October 2017
Announcement of Results 25 October 2017


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