SGAC has opened applications for an important and integral role within the organisation: Web Editor. This volunteer position offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences.

Deadline for applications: Extended 5 July 2019

The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals across the world to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The global nature of our organisation means that we depend heavily on our web infrastructure. As a Web Editor on our Web Team, you will help develop and maintain this important network behind our organisation.

Responsibilities

The Web Editors will be part of SGAC’s Web & Data Team, working under the supervision of the Web & Data Coordinators.. The responsibilities of the Web Editor would include a variety of development and maintenance tasks throughout our web infrastructure, including:

  • Perform regular updates of the content on our website
  • Troubleshoot issues on the website
  • Administer and manage GApp accounts and troubleshooting issues when they arise
  • Work with all the staff across SGAC to support their events, projects or goals through our website and web applications
  • Assist in the development of new capabilities on our website, including being part of our current project to refresh our website.

The typical workload of a webeditor involves both development and maintenance work, but larger tasks can come up around large SGAC events (e.g., conferences, Space Generation Congress, and the annual website update). This role involves working with many of the different SGAC teams, ranging from event organizers to project groups to NPoCs to the executive team.

Estimated time commitment: 3 – 5 hours a week on average

Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 33.5 years of age at the time of appointment
  • 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 and formatting
  • Around-the-clock internet and email access
  • Basic experience with picture editing software (e.g.,Photoshop), web CMS (Content Management Systems) specially wordpress, web applications (e.g. GApps), and other programing exposure is an advantage.
  • Ample time to deliver on allocated tasks, Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
  • Good team skills and a 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 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 recognized internationally as part of the organisation’s staff 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.

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 5th of July 2019 with the following documents as attachments:

  • Resume (with date of birth) (limit 2 pages)
  • Letter of Intent detailing your suitability for the role using three examples of past experiences (limit 1-2 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Timeline for Applications

Application Open3 June  2019
Application Close28 June 2019
Review of Applications29 – 4 July 2019
Interview of selected applicants5 -10 July 2019
Announcement of Results25 July 2019