01 October 2018

SGAC is seeking volunteers to join our Recruitment Team. This team will support the  Recruitment Manager in coordinating the recruitment of new SGAC members from their pre-selection to their onboarding within the SGAC team. These positions offer challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences, and the opportunity to help us shape recruitment, onboarding, and professional development activities for the organisation. Volunteers with web editor or HR experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 25 October 2018


The Recruitment Team Member duties are to assist the Recruitment Manager with the following:

  • Posting the vacancy notices
  • Coordinating with the PR & Communication team for the promotion of the vacancy notices
  • Reception and processing of vacancy applications
  • Organization of interview sessions
  • Onboarding of successful candidates with the help of the Executive Secretaries and the Onboard Lead
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary, including helping with professional development activities and team member surveys

This is an appointed volunteer position. The appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for additional 2 consecutive years.

Estimated time commitment: On average 3-4 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age
  • Interest in the space sector
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Good English skills with a keen eye for details
  • Good teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organization
  • Cross-cultural communication awareness: ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds
  • Quick email response time
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission, its objectives and organization
  • Web editor experience is prefered
  • Prior experience with human resources management and task scheduling is prefered


Be a part of leading and shaping the 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 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
  • Having a significant impact on SGAC’s image on the international stage
  • Contributing to the growth and sustainability of the organisation

This is a voluntary role and has no monetary compensation. Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC Scholarships and Awards, including fee waivers or discounts for SGAC event fees.

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