SGAC is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join our Human Resource Team. This team will support the Human Resource Coordinator in coordinating the recruitment of new SGAC members from their pre-selection to their onboarding within the SGAC team. These positions offer challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences, and the opportunity to help us shape recruitment, onboarding, and professional development activities for the organisation. Volunteers with web editor or HR experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for applicants for the following functions:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Membership Management

Deadline for applications: 30th November Extended 15th December 2019

Responsibilities (1 position)

The HR Team Member’s (Recruitment) duties are to assist the HR Coordinator with the following:

  • Posting the vacancy notices on the SGAC website
  • Coordinating with the PR & Communication Team for the promotion of the vacancy notices
  • Reception and processing of vacancy applications
  • Organisation of interview sessions with pre-selected candidates
  • Onboarding of successful candidates with the support of the Executive Secretaries and the Onboarding Leads
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary, including supporting professional development activities and team member feedback surveys

This is an appointed volunteer position. The appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for additional 2 consecutive years. This is very high paced role and really rewarding.

Estimated time commitment: On average 3-4 hours per week

Responsibilities (1 position)

The HR Team Member (Membership Management) duties are to assist the HR Coordinator with the following:

  • Provide monthly updates on membership statistics to the SGAC Executive Committee
  • Manage the SGAC Member of the Month Programme
  • Manage the SGAC Pioneer Award Programme
  • Keep track of event attendance data for SGAC local, regional and global events
  • Coordinating with the SGAC Executive Secretaries and Regional Coordinator to maintain SGAC country mailing lists up to date with membership data
  • Provide recommendations on maintaining continuous SGAC’s relationship and interactions with its members
  • Document procedures, programmes and initiatives for future use
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary, including supporting professional development activities and team member feedback surveys

This is an appointed volunteer position. The appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal for additional 2 consecutive years. This is very high paced role and really rewarding.

Estimated time commitment: On average 3-4 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age
  • 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
  • Good teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organization
  • Cross-cultural communication awareness: ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds
  • Quick email response time
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission, its objectives and structure
  • Experience with Website Management on WordPress is a plus
  • Experience with MailChimp is a plus
  • Prior experience with Human Resources management and task scheduling is preferred

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
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career
  • Having a significant impact on SGAC’s image on the international stage
  • Contributing to the growth and sustainability of the organisation

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 15th December, 2019 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.

For any questions, feel free to write to the HR Coordinator at [email protected]

Timeline for applications

Applications Open 5th November, 2019
Applications Close  15th December, 2019
Review of Applications 16-21 December, 2019
Online Interviews  22 – 26th December, 2019
Announcement of Outcome  5th January, 2020