SGAC is looking for two volunteers to lead the Jobs Board for the SGAC Education & Professional Development (EPD) Team. The lead will work with and report to the EPD Team Coordinators Faith Tng and Marcos Rojas.

Deadline for applications: 6 January 2024

About the Space Education & Professional Development (EPD) Platform:

Education and Professional Development Platform is the central coordination arm that organizes, provides, and supports education and professional development activities across SGAC. Newly launched in 2023, the EPD platforms represent one of the five core pillars of SGAC at the Executive Committee level. 


The Jobs Board Manager (x2) is a volunteer who will work with their Co-Manager to lead the SGAC Jobs Board platform, as part of the Space Education & Professional Development team. The Jobs Board Managers will be expected to manage and curate job opportunities within the space industry through SGAC channels (webpage, newsletters, Slack group). They will also receive support and work closely with the Space EPD Communication & PR Managers to promote and highlight career development opportunities. They will also have the opportunity to propose and drive their own short-term initiatives in collaboration with other Space EPD teams (SpaceGen Academy, Mentoring Program) and can expect to receive support from the Space EPD Co-Coordinators. 

In summary, their duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Curating and maintaining of a space-focused job board featuring diverse career opportunities within the space industry
  • Managing the #jobs-board channel in the SGAC slack group with over 1000 members
  • Working with the Space EPD Communications & PR Managers to publish newsletters, promote job listings and other career opportunities for SGAC members
  • Understanding the career aspirations of SGAC members, and collaborating with the SpaceGen Academy Team and Mentoring Team on career development webinars, special events and course development etc.
  • Working with the the Co-Coordinators and other SGAC teams to explore potential partnerships for the jobs board

Estimated time commitment: On average 4 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
  • Demonstrate leadership or strong teamwork experience in seeing a project (of at least 6 months) through from start to end 
  • Possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages
  • Possess a basic understanding of SGAC and its space education initiatives (e.g. Mentoring Program)
  • To have experience in a voluntary organisation. Experience in space education is helpful but not essential.
  • Have the necessary time commitment to lead and develop this platform
  • Ability to set realistic, quantifiable goals and execute
  • Has used Slack (preferred), MS Teams or Discord

Space EPD team members are appointed for a term of two years and may serve two consecutive terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.


This is your chance to help shape the future of the new Space Education and Professional Development pillar at SGAC, by leading the development of one of its key priority initiatives.

  • 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.
  • Possibly be nominated for SGAC leadership awards
  • Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by January 6th, 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: 6th January 2024


Review of applications and interviews will be done during the month of January. The outcome of the application should be communicated at the end of February.