SGAC is looking for a volunteer to join the SGAC team as Project Groups Co-Coordinator. Project groups Coordinators are tasked with overseeing the activities of SGAC’s eleven Project Groups and reporting those activities to the SGAC Executive Council.

Deadline for applications: 25th May 2024

Responsibilities

Project Coordinators are volunteers who act as the point of contact between the different Project Group Co-Leads and the SGAC Executive Council. The Project Coordinator is expected to oversee the activities of SGAC Project Groups, which includes structuring project plans, reviewing and developing new project proposals, and driving short-term projects or collaborations that arise. This volunteer position offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences.

The Project Coordinator’s duties are as follows:

  • Communicate regularly with the project group co-leads, overseeing the activities of the team and ensuring
  • continuous engagement
  • Encourage the initiation of new projects within the organization and review project proposals.
  • Coordinate the PG Coordination team (Logistics Lead, Partnership Lead, Events and Media & Communications) 
  • Oversee the development of annual reports and Work Plans by the different project groups.
  • Regularly update the Project Groups page of the SGAC website
  • Contribute to the SGAC annual report, prepare the training pack for use by future project coordinators and prepare an annual Work Plan at the beginning of each year.

Estimated time commitment: 2 – 5 hours per week

These are voluntary roles with a 2 years term.

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 33 years of age
  • Interest in the space sector
  • Experience with SGAC Project Groups is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
  • Experience in project management roles is preferred
  • Possess good communication skills in English
  • Have the necessary time to monitor the different Project Groups and maintain regular communication with the Co-Leads, Project Group Members & Advisors, SGAC Chairs and the Executive Director.
  • Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
  • 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

Benefits

  • Be part of the SGAC Executive Committee
  • Develop highly desirable leadership skills
  • Work directly with and oversee SGAC’s high-visibility output and activities
  • Effective professional development experience in a managerial role
  • Work with SGAC’s global sponsors and international space partners
  • Invitation to attend the UNCOPUOS Meetings in Vienna
  • Nomination and increased chances of winning the SGAC Space Generation Leaders Award and other SGAC sponsored scholarship opportunities
  • Opportunity to receive discounts to attend SGAC events as SGAC team member

How to Apply

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

Timeline for applications

Applications Open: 1st May 2024
Applications close: 25 May 2024 23:59 GMT (17:59 MST)
Announcement of Successful Applicant: Mid to End June 2024