The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is seeking a professionally qualified young space leader to join the SGAC as the SGx2025 Deputy Manager.

Deadline for applications: Extended 30 June 2024

SGx2024 will take place in Washington, DC – USA in March 2024 in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2024 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 SGx2024 Manager, Ashley Peter (United States), and the SGx2024 Organizing Team.

SGx2025 Responsibilities

The SGx2024 Deputy Manager will work together with the SGx2024 Manager in the preparation of the logistics and overall management of SGx2025. Activities include:

  • Assist the SGx Manager in evaluating applications and selecting the SGx2025 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 foster relationships with companies and organizations for potential sponsorship collaborations
  • 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 SGx2025 Deputy Manager may be promoted to the SGx2026 Manager at the conclusion of the 2025 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 SGx2025 in Washington, DC – USA. 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 SGx2025 and SATELLITE 2025. 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, 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/organizing experience is highly desirable
  • Experience with SGAC events is highly desirable
  • Web & Social Media skills are a plus


All team members will receive:

  • One (1) complimentary registration to SGx 2024
  • One (1) complimentary registration to SATELLITE 2024 

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.


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 30 June 2024 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: Now
Applications Close: Extended 30 June 2024


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.