SGAC is Seeking a Scholarships Team Member

//SGAC is Seeking a Scholarships Team Member

As the number of scholarship opportunities within the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) has increased dramatically in the past few years, the organisation is seeking an ambitious, and highly motivated volunteers to join the Competitions and Scholarships Team. Be a part of shaping the future of our organisation, while growing your space network, and working on your leadership skills!

Deadline for applications: 25 July 2018

Responsibilities

The SGAC Scholarships Team members will report to the Scholarships Coordinators and help with the planning and implementation of different scholarship programs. Duties include:

  • Planning new scholarships and their rules
  • Maintaining scholarships rules and template documents to support proposals for new competitions
  • Communicating with sponsors and partners to tailor competition rules
  • Promotion of scholarships
  • Reviewing and evaluating applications
  • Communicating with applicants and winners
  • Working with the event teams to make sure there is a hand off of the winners to the relevant events

This list is only a general list of duties. Depending on need, the team members may be assigned to support a specific scholarship or scholarship programs of specific events.

Estimated time commitment: 3 – 4 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emails
  • Experience with project management and task scheduling
  • Awareness of international cultural cooperation principles, concepts and techniques
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Apps
  • Customer service mentality
  • Professional fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English
  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills
  • Understanding of the global space sector landscape is preferred but not necessary
  • Experience with running scholarships, competition or grant programs is a plus

Benefits

As part of the Competitions and Scholarships 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
  • Being recognised 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 25 July 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.

Application Timeline

Applications Open1 July 2018
Applications Close25 July 2018
Review of Applications25-31 July 2018
Online interview for select pool of applicants1-15 August 2018
Announcement of successful applicant25 August 2018

 

2018-09-13T11:42:57+00:00July 1st, 2018|Tags: , , |
ArabicChinese (Simplified)EnglishFrenchRussianSpanish

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. African Space Generation Workshop 2018

    December 17 - December 18
  2. SG[Thailand] 2019

    January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
  3. SG[France] 2019

    June 17, 2019