The SGAC is seeking a volunteer to join the newly formed Asia-Pacific Regional Team as Regional Executive Secretary.

If you are an SGAC member from the Asia-Pacific region who is looking for an opportunity to become more involved in a role that offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences, then apply today!

Deadline for applications: 25 October 2018 Extended.


The Regional Executive Secretary tasks include:

  • Administration/moderation of SGAC Asia-Pacific NPoCs mailing lists
  • Maintenance of the SGAC Regional NPoC database
  • Create collaboration certificates to acknowledge the work of NPoCs
  • Preparations for Regional Quarterly Meetings with NPoCs (preparation of agenda, change request documents, …)
  • Documenting regional meetings (taking minutes)
  • Responding to e-mail requests by NPoCs
  • Keep track of workplans and end-of-year review
  • Manage specific software tools used in the region (e.g. Trello)
  • Assisting the Regional Coordinators with miscellaneous operational needs

The Regional Executive Secretary is part of the Asia-Pacific Regional Team and work under the supervision of the Regional Coordinators.

Estimated time commitment: Estimated at an average 4 hours a week.

Duration of the term: 2 years renewable for another 2 years depending on performance.

Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age at the time of recruitment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Strong or competent working knowledge of computer applications and management apps (Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, GIMP/Photoshop)
  • Excellent written English
  • Speedy email response time


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.

Be a part of leading and shaping our organisation! Benefits of this position include:

  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world
  • Having a higher chance of receiving SGAC scholarships to attend conferences around the world
  • Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation’s leadership on the SGAC Team webpage
  • Being invited to attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career
  • SGAC team members receive discounts on SGAC events, and also receive consideration for SGAC Space Generation Leadership Awards and Global Grants Program

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application by 25 October 2018 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.

Timeline for applications

Applications Open 1 October 2018

Applications Close 25 October 2018

Review of Applications 1-6 November 2018

Online Interviews 7-11 November 2018

Announcement of Outcome 16 November 2018