SGAC is looking for a volunteer to become the lead for Events of SGAC Projects and Project Groups. The lead will work with and report to the Project Groups Coordinators Morgane Lecas and Joshua Critchley-Marrows.
Deadline for applications: Extended 30 April 2023
About the Project Groups
SGAC Project Groups (PG) operate as the largest international community of students and young professionals interested in the space sector. There are presently eleven PGs with a rapidly increasing membership base across all six global regions. Each PG is uniquely different, covering a majority of topics in the space sectors from space exploration and space technology to law and policy, diversity, and human rights. Each PG seeks to connect like-minded young professionals and students in their chosen field of interest, to deliver high-quality contributions to each specialization, and to help educate and develop the membership body to be future experts and leaders.
For more information on the group’s projects and activities, please check their webpages.
Position and Responsibilities
The Events lead is a volunteer who will support project coordination activities within SGAC, operating as part of the project coordination team. The Events lead will be expected to coordinate and support all events of the SGAC Project Groups. Events will include webinars, workshops, small conferences and hackathons. This role will work closely with the SGAC Events Team.
As this is a new role, the lead will be given strong flexibility to shape it as they see best and appropriate. They will also take the initiative to lead a new flagship event for the SGAC PGs, an annual workshop expected to take place at IAC for each PG to present their work to a global audience.
Even though this role is to be shaped, at a minimum their duties will include but not be limited to:
- Support the PG Coordination Team to review bids/proposals for Project Group events, in close cooperation with the SGAC Events Coordination Team
- Follow the planning of Project Group events, support and ensure regular communications with the Managers and Organizing Teams
- Make sure all Project Group events are of similar high quality/standards and comply with the SGAC mission, vision and set of rules
- Document Project Group events and create a knowledge base for future Managers (checklists, templates, etc.)
- Relay lessons learned from different SGAC events to the future Event Managers
These are appointed volunteer positions. The appointment will be for 2 year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 2 consecutive years.
Estimated time commitment: On average 4 hours per week
Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position.
- 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 and teamwork experience
- Possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages
- Possess a basic understanding of SGAC and the organisation’s Project Groups
- To have experience in a voluntary organisation. Experience in media and communications would be appreciated but not essential.
- Have the necessary time to allocate to support in their development
PG Coordination 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 SGAC PGs. The PGs consist of a membership volume in the 1000s, with nationalities represented across the globe. You get to:
- Join a great team of 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 Extended 30 April 2023 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.