The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is seeking a professionally qualified young space leader to join the SGAC as the SGx2023 Deputy Manager.

Deadline for applications: 25 June 2022

SGx2022 will take place in Washington, DC – USA in March 2023 in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2023 conference and in partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). The lightning-talk style event exposes students and young professionals to a range of current and relevant space topics, providing opportunities to discuss important issues in the space industry, interacting with other students and young professionals, and meeting and engaging with top-level space industry experts.

SGAC and SGx are continuing to grow and evolve, and the organization is looking for a professionally qualified young space leader to join SGAC as the Deputy Manager for next year’s SGx. The Deputy Manager will work alongside the SGx2023 Manager, Cody Knipfer (United States), and the SGx2023 Organizing Team.

SGx2023 Responsibilities

The SGx2023 Deputy Manager will work together with the SGx2022 Manager in the preparation of the logistics and overall management of SGx2023. Activities include:

  • Assist the SGx Manager in evaluating applications and selecting the SGx2023 organizing team 
  • Support and lead team meetings as delegated by the SGx Manager; assume Manager responsibilities as delegated if the SGx Manager is unavailable
  • Assist the SGx Manager in oversight of the organizing team, including recruitment, training, and delegating tasks
  • Assist in the event decision making and management
  • Help identify opportunities for outreach, engagement, and partnerships with other organizations and companies to increase participation and visibility of the SGx
  • Create and maintain reports, schedules, budgets, and other documents as directed by the SGx Manager and in collaboration with the SGx organizing team when appropriate
  • Review lessons learned from previous SGx events to identify areas of improvement
  • Note challenges encountered and best practices for future SGx events

The SGx Deputy Manager will report to the SGx Manager and work closely with the SGAC Executive Director and SGAC Chairs. Upon successful performance on this role and recommendation of the SGAC Co-Chairs, the SGx2023 Deputy Manager may be promoted to the SGx2024 Manager at the conclusion of the 2023 event, and will be mentored and provided with support by the outgoing manager, as well as the Executive Director and Chairs.

Estimated time commitment: 

Approximately 10 hours/week on average (may increase closer to the event) + 2 days in person for SGx2023 in Washington, DC – USA. Availability to be present for the duration of the SATELLITE conference (March 2023) is also a requirement. It is highly desired that the Deputy Manager is able to arrive one day early for setup and other SGx preparation activities. 

Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and between 18 and 35 years old (inclusive) by the end of SGx2024 and SATELLITE 2024. The age limit is calculated from the 18th birthday to the 36th birthday of the applicant.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Experience/familiarity with the space sector within the USA and internationally
  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills
  • Strong or competent working knowledge of computer applications and management apps (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Slack, Asana, Google Apps)
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English
  • Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international, cultural, and professional/academic backgrounds
  • Previous event management experience is highly desirable
  • Experience with SGAC events is highly desirable
  • Web & Social Media skills are a plus

Compensation

All team members will receive:

  • One (1) complimentary registration to SGx 2023
  • One (1) complimentary registration to SATELLITE 2023 

Note: This role is voluntary and unpaid. SGAC is not able to provide any additional financial assistance for travel, accommodation, and other expenses incurred. If the volunteer is unable to attend, none of the above mentioned benefits are transferable or redeemable for their retail value.

Benefits

SGAC is a unique, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that empowers its student and young professional members to engage directly with the international space community and influence the future of the space industry. As the SGx Deputy Manager, you will have direct contact with many top industry leaders, today’s next generation of space industry leaders, and opportunities to expand and learn a valuable set of skills in leadership, team management, communications, and event planning. Activities from SGx are presented to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) at its annual general assembly meeting.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application form by 25th of June 2022 with the following documents as attachments:

  • Resume (limit 2 pages)
  • Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability and motivation for the role (limit 1 page)
  • Examples of 3 past experiences relevant to the position and how they have prepared you for this role

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications Open: 1 June 2022
Applications Close: 25 June 2022

 

Review of applications and interviews will be done during the months of June and July. 

The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of July/beginning of August.

More information about SGx

SGx2023 will take place in Washington, DC – USA in March 2023 in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2023 conference and in partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). The lightning-talk style event exposes students and young professionals to a range of current and relevant space topics, providing opportunities to discuss important issues in the space industry, interacting with other students and young professionals, and meeting and engaging with top-level space industry experts.