The Space Generation Advocacy & Policy Platform (SGAPP) is seeking a new Coordinator to coordinate the policy & advocacy activities of SGAC. The Platform is led by two Policy & Advocacy Coordinators with the assistance of a number of officers, and is composed of specialized divisions for policy and advocacy. The Coordinators are selected by the SGAC Chairs for a term of two years and are entrusted with the management of the Platform. This document outlines the responsibilities and benefits associated with this position.

Deadline for applications: 25 April 2023, at 23:59 CEST


The Coordinators are responsible for directing the policy & advocacy activities of SGAC. This is an executive, unpaid, remote position reporting directly to the SGAC Chairs. The core responsibilities of SGAPP’s coordinators include:

  • Develop and update, in consultation with the Executive Committee of SGAC, the Policy & Advocacy Strategy (PAS) of SGAC;
  • Execute the PAS by establishing specialised policy and advocacy divisions for the development of united space policy positions and SGAC policy overviews;
  • Direct and support the activities of the specialised policy and advocacy divisions;
  • Review, in consultation with the Executive Committee of SGAC, the deliverables produced by the divisions and approve them on behalf of the Platform;
  • As appropriate, submit the documents outlining united space policy positions to the SGAC Chairs and RCs for receiving the endorsement of the organisation;
  • At the request of the SGAC Chairs, and subject to the availability of sufficient time and resources, direct and support SGAC policy and advocacy activities within areas of strategic importance for the organisation, in accordance with the PAS;
  • Provide updates to the SGAC Chairs about the progress of the Platform.


SGAPP Coordinators play a key role in shaping the policy & advocacy activities of SGAC. They are entrusted with the direction of the Platform for the development of united space policy positions and policy overviews together with related advocacy and implementation actions, as well as with the oversight of SGAC policy & advocacy activities in all areas of strategic importance.

Benefits of this position include:

  • Membership of the Executive Committee of SGAC;
  • Direct relationship with SGAC Chairs and Executive Director;
  • Close cooperation with critical SGAC segments such as Regional Coordinators, Event Managers and Project Group Coordinators;
  • Leading role in the development of SGAC’s united space policy positions;
  • Personal direction of SGAC’s advocacy and implementation actions in space policy;
  • Direct oversight of SGAC’s policy activities in all areas of strategic importance;
  • Actively join the delegation of SGAC at international policy events, such as the annual meetings of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), under the oversight of SGAC Executive Director and with the guidance of SGAC Chairs.

Necessary Qualifications and Skills

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and 33 years of age or less at the moment of the application
  • Demonstrated high level expertise and experience in space policy
  • Excellent understanding of space policy trends and dynamics
  • Familiarity with SGAC mission, objectives and structure
  • Business/professional fluency in English
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emails is vital
  • Strong attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in multicultural, multidisciplinary teams
  • Proven leadership and team-management skills 
  • Education or professional experience in policy, law, or related field

Estimated time commitment: this position is for 2 years, with the possibility of renewals. The workload for this position varies according to the SGAPP yearly calendar  volunteering and can foresee between 5 to 10 hours of SGAC work per week.

Location: As with all SGAC positions, meetings and work will be conducted virtually. Communication skills and ability to respond in a timely manner are vital.


This is your chance to help shape the future of our organisation. You get to:

  • Attend international conferences and invitation to join UN COPUOS meetings as an SGAC representative
  • Interact with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
  • Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network
  • Work with space policy experts
  • Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
  • Possibly be nominated for SGAC leadership awards
  • Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by 25 April 2023 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 Open: 1 April 2023
Applications Close: 25 April 2023

Review of applications and interviews will be done during the months of April and May.
The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of May/beginning of June.