As the number of scholarship opportunities within the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) expands, the organisation is seeking an ambitious, and highly motivated volunteer to join the Scholarships Team as the SGAC Scholarships Team Lead (up to two) and Scholarships Team members. 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 January 2020


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 SGAC members 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

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

Role Description:

  • Supporting the Scholarship Coordinators with the drafting of new scholarships and their rules, including reimbursement policy
  • Ensuring the scholarships promotion in coordination with the SGAC PR&Communication Team
  • Ensuring that scholarship applications are reviewed in accordance to the defined timelined
  • Ensuring that all scholarship applicants are notified of the result of their application in accordance to the defined timelined
  • Ensuring that all scholarship winners are completing their post-scholarship requirements

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 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 Chairs and the Executive Director and Event Organising Teams
  • 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 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