The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) has grown tremendously in the past few years, from increased international events to new project groups. This growth is supported by intensive work for the Strategic Partnerships Team (SPT), which is currently looking for new co-coordinator. Be a part of shaping the future of our organization, while growing your space network and working on your leadership skills!

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2020

Responsibilities

  • Lead the activities of the Strategic Partnerships Team, and manage team members
  • Coordinate and supervise SGAC fundraising and partnership activities, providing the overview of potential opportunities to the SGAC Chairs and Executive Director
  • Maintain an account of all SGAC partners, and make sure up to date information with this regard is available on the website and to events
  • Work closely with the Executive Office to take the lead in developing and maintaining the overall SGAC fundraising and partnerships strategy
  • Ensure the organisation’s funds are stable and sustainable by maintaining existing and developing new partnerships
  • Attend the monthly Executive Council Meetings, organize Strategic Partnership Team meetings, and any other meetings as required
  • The SPT Co-Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator of the team, Mehak Sarang, under the direct supervision of the SGAC Executive Director and Chairs. S/he will be an appointed member of the SGAC Executive Council, in accordance with the SGAC bylaws. This is a volunteer position.

Estimated time commitment: ~10 hours a week on average. Large work commitments will center around large SGAC events (e.g., conferences, Space Generation Congress, and the annual website update). The ability to effectively coordinate the team to respond to issues around-the-clock is highly preferred. You will be able to arrange with your co-lead for downtime from the role during exams, vacations or time for other personal needs.

These are voluntary roles with an initial term of 2 years, renewable for an additional two years.

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emails
  • The candidate shall have a good understanding of SGAC and Strategic Partnership Team’s processes
  • Experience with project management and task scheduling
  • Awareness of international cultural cooperation principles, concepts and techniques
  • Be a team player and ability to work in an international team setting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English
  • Experience with fundraising for non-profit organisations is desirable
  • Understanding of the global space sector landscape is preferred but not necessary
  • Familiarity with SalesForce or other Customer Relationship Management software  is strongly preferred but not necessary
  • Must be able to declare any conflicts of interest should a situation arise

Benefits

As part of the Strategic Partnership Team, you will have the opportunity to network with space industry professionals, academics, and organisations. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to enhance his/her leadership, business development and management skills, and grow his/her skill sets to work with an international, interdisciplinary, and multicultural team.

Benefits of this position include:

  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world
  • Meeting and working with current leaders in the industry (industry players, academia, government, agencies, startups etc.)
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career
  • Shaping and the strategies, practices and procedures of an international organization
  • Having a significant impact on SGAC’s image on the international stage
  • Contributing to the growth and sustainability of the organisation

These are voluntary roles and have no monetary compensation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application by 25 January 2020 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)

Application Timeline

Application Open 01 January 2020
Application Close 25 January 2020
Review of Applications 25 January 2020 – 03 February 2020
Interview of selected applicants 3 – 17 February 2020
Announcement of Results 17 February 2020