Purpose of the Role

SGAC is looking for an interested and passionate volunteer to work as Co-Lead of the SpaceGen Academy (SGA). The SGA is an upcoming online resource that will support SGAC members during their onboarding and training as they take on various roles within the organization, as well as future developments in space technology-focused courses. The selected individual will be responsible for ensuring the timely and appropriate launch of the platform, as well as its continued development and maintenance. 

The SpaceGen Academy is a key initiative of the Education and Professional Development (EPD) Platform at SGAC. Therefore, the person in this position will work with and report to the EPD Team Co-Coordinators Faith Tng and Marcos Rojas.

About SGAC’s Education & Professional Development (EPD) Platform:

The Education and Professional Development Platform is the central coordination arm that organizes, provides, and supports education and professional development activities across SGAC. Newly launched in 2023, the EPD platforms represent one of the five core pillars of SGAC at the Executive Committee level. 


The key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Platform Launch and Development:
    • Oversee the timely launch of the SpaceGen Academy platform, ensuring all features are functional and aligned with initial objectives.
    • Collaborate with the EPD Team Co-Coordinators to develop a comprehensive roadmap for the platform’s continual enhancement.
  • Content Management:
    • Curate and develop educational content relevant to the onboarding and training needs of SGAC members.
    • Ensure that the content provided on the platform is accurate, up-to-date, and of good quality.
  • Coordination and Collaboration:
    • Work closely with the EPD Team Co-Coordinators to align the SGA’s objectives with the broader goals of the Education and Professional Development Platform.
    • Collaborate with various SGAC teams and external partners to integrate diverse perspectives and resources into the SGA platform.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Establish metrics and methods for assessing the effectiveness of the SpaceGen Academy platform.
    • Regularly evaluate the platform’s performance and gather feedback to make necessary improvements.
  • Project Management:
    • Oversee the overall project management of the SpaceGen Academy, ensuring deadlines are met, resources are utilized efficiently, and goals are achieved.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Maintain detailed documentation regarding platform development, updates, user statistics, and feedback.
    • Prepare regular reports for the EPD Team Co-Coordinators to provide updates on the progress and performance of the SpaceGen Academy.

Estimated time commitment: 2 – 5 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

This role entails leadership, coordination, and technical oversight skills. Therefore, to be considered for this position, applicants shall possess the following qualifications:

  • Be a registered SGAC member (Individuals can register for free on the SGAC Website)
  • Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
  • Genuine interest and passion for space-related activities, education, and professional development.
  • Keen attention to detail in content curation, platform design, and user experience.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Experience working in collaborative environments, engaging with diverse teams, and managing partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with SGAC members, teams, and external partners.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address challenges and make informed decisions
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a team effectively and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex information effectively to various audiences.
  • Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved

Ideal Qualifications

  • Prior involvement in educational content creation, curriculum development, or training program design.
  • Proficiency in utilizing online learning management systems or similar platforms.
  • Knowledge of website development, content management systems, and digital content creation tools.


This role is your chance to help shape the future of the new Space Education and Professional Development pillar at SGAC by leading the development of one of its key priority initiatives.

  • Join a great team of fast-moving, impact-focused young experts across all disciplines of the international space community.
  • 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.
  • 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 January 6th, 2024, 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: Now
Applications Close: 6th January 2024


Review of applications and interviews will be done during the month of January. The outcome of the application should be communicated at the end of February.