As the number of scholarship opportunities within the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is constantly increasing, the organisation is seeking two ambitious, and highly motivated volunteers to join the Scholarships Team as the SGAC Scholarships Team Co-Leads to replace the current two co-leads, Maria Grulich and Michael Kretzenbacher. 

Be a part of shaping the future of our organisation, while growing your space network, and working on your leadership skills!

Deadline for applications: Extended 5 March 2022


The SGAC Scholarships Team Lead is an integral part of the organisation.

Role Description:

  • Reporting to the SGAC Operations Manager and working with the SGAC Teams and Event Organising Teams to provide opportunities to young space leaders to receive scholarships and grants to attend global space conference
  • Communicating with sponsors and partners for scholarships and grants related activities (budget definition, partner’s or sponsor’s involvement in the scholarship process, etc.)
  • Drafting of new scholarships and their rules, including reimbursement policy
  • Coordinating with the Scholarship Team members to ensure that all scholarships stay within their schedule and budget
  • Supporting the SGAC finance team with the scholarship reimbursement platform
  • Sharing the scholarship report/testimonial with the sponsors and partners
  • Seek for new scholarships/grants opportunities for SGAC events and/or space conference worldwide

Estimated time commitment: 3 – 4 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emails
  • Good understanding of SGAC Scholarships’ processes is a plus
  • Experience with project management and task scheduling
  • 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
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
  • Professional fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English
  • Have the necessary time to monitor the different Scholarships and maintain regular communication with the SGAC leadership
  • 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
  • Customer service mentality
  • Understanding of the global space sector landscape is preferred


As part of the Scholarship 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 Form by 5 March 2022 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: 1 February 2022
Application Close: 5 March 2022
Review of Applications: 6 – 20 March 2022
Interview of selected applicants: 20 March – 4 April 2022
Announcement of Results: 7 April 2022