The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is seeking a professionally qualified young space leader to join the SGAC as the SGx2022 Deputy Manager.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2021

SGx2022 will take place in Washington, DC – USA on March 21, 2022 in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2022 conference and in partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). The lightning-talk style one-day event exposes students and young professionals to a range of current and relevant space topics, providing opportunities to discuss important issues in the space industry, interacting with other students and young professionals, and meeting and engaging with top-level space industry experts.

SGAC is expanding, and the organization is looking for a professionally qualified young space leader to join SGAC as the Deputy Manager for next year’s SGx. The Deputy Manager will work alongside the SGx2022 Manager, Ginny Randall (United States), and the SGx2022 Organizing Team.

SGx2022 Responsibilities

The SGx2022 Deputy Manager will work together with the SGx2022 Manager in the preparation of the logistics and overall management of SGx2022. Activities include:

  • Assist the SGx Manager in evaluating applications and selecting the SGx2022 organizing team 
  • Support and lead team meetings as delegated by the SGx Manager; assume Manager responsibilities as delegated if the SGx Manager is unavailable
  • Assist the SGx Manager in oversight of the organizing team, including recruitment, training, and delegating tasks
  • Assist in the event decision making and management
  • Help identify opportunities for outreach, engagement, and partnerships with other organizations and companies to increase participation and visibility of the SGx
  • Create and maintain reports, schedules, budgets, and other documents as directed by the SGx Manager and in collaboration with the SGx organizing team when appropriate
  • Review lessons learned from previous SGx events to identify areas of improvement
  • Note challenges encountered and best practices for future SGx events

The SGx Deputy Manager will report to the SGx Manager and work closely with the SGAC Executive Director and SGAC Chairs. Upon successful performance on this role and recommendation of the SGAC Co-Chairs, the SGx2022 Deputy Manager may be promoted to the SGx2023 Manager at the conclusion of the 2022 event, and will be mentored and provided with support by the outgoing manager, as well as the Executive Director and Chairs.

Estimated time commitment: 

Approximately 10 hours/week on average (may increase closer to the event) + 1 day in person for SGx2022 in Washington, DC – USA. Availability to be present for the duration of the SATELLITE conference (21-24 March 2022) is also a requirement. It is highly desired that the Deputy Manager is able to arrive one day early for setup and other SGx preparation activities. 

Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and between 18 and 35 years old (inclusive) by the end of SGx2023 and SATELLITE 2023. The age limit is calculated from the 18th birthday to the 36th birthday of the applicant.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Experience/familiarity with the space sector within the USA and internationally
  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills
  • Strong or competent working knowledge of computer applications and management apps (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Slack, Asana, Google Apps)
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English
  • Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international, cultural, and professional/academic backgrounds
  • Previous event management experience is highly desirable
  • Experience with SGAC events is highly desirable
  • Web & Social Media skills are a plus

Compensation

All team members will receive:

  • One (1) complimentary registration to SGx 2022
  • One (1) complimentary registration to SATELLITE 2022 

Note: This role is voluntary and unpaid. SGAC is not able to provide any additional financial assistance for travel, accommodation, and other expenses incurred. If the volunteer is unable to attend, none of the above mentioned benefits are transferable or redeemable for their retail value.

Benefits

SGAC is a unique, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that empowers its student and young professional members to engage directly with the international space community and influence the future of the space industry. As the SGx Deputy Manager, you will have direct contact with many top industry leaders, today’s next generation of space industry leaders, and opportunities to expand and learn a valuable set of skills in leadership, team management, communications, and event planning. Activities from SGx are presented to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) at its annual general assembly meeting.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application by 15th of October 2021 with the following documents as attachments:

  • Resume (limit 2 pages)
  • Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability and motivation for the role (limit 1 page)
  • Examples of 3 past experiences relevant to the position and how they have prepared you for this role

Only complete applications will be considered.

Timeline for applications

Applications Open: 1 October 2021
Applications close: 15 October 2021 23:59 GMT (17:59 MST)
Review of Applications: 15 October – 18 October 2021
Online Interviews for Select Pool of Applicants: 18 – 22 October 2021
Announcement of Successful Applicant: 22 October 2021

More information about SGx

SGx2022 will take place in Washington, DC – USA on March 21, 2022 in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2022 conference and in partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). The lightning-talk style one-day event exposes students and young professionals to a range of current and relevant space topics, providing opportunities to discuss important issues in the space industry, interacting with other students and young professionals, and meeting and engaging with top-level space industry experts.

For more information, please check the SGx2021 webpage