3 June, 2016

SGAC is seeking volunteers to join our team as Local Events Coordinator. The Local Events Coordinator will be in charge of overseeing the development of different national-level events by our National Points of Contact (NPoCs), and act as the focal point connecting the different team members of SGAC with these events. S/he will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on SGAC activities in different regions. This position offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences. Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation!

Deadline for applications: 25 June, 2016


Role Description

The Local Events Coordinator duties are as follows:

  • Work closely with the Regional Coordinators and NPoCs to initiate local events

  • Review of proposals for local events

  • Provide support for fundraising of local events

  • Connect local events with the PR, web and other executive office teams

  • Make sure all local events are of similar high quality

  • Document local events and create a knowledge base for future NPoCs and RCs

Necessary Qualifications

  • Quick email response time
  • Experience with project management and task scheduling
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of current trends in the space sector and a general understanding of technical, legal and policy aspects of space activities
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives
  • Customer service mentality
  • Prior experience with organizing events and proposal writing
  • Experience with SGAC (either teams or attending an SGAC event)


The Local Events Coordinator will be in charge of supporting the Regional Coordinators and NPoCs for the successful implementation of local events. S/he will work closely with the Regional Events Coordinator, and will have access to information on previous events at SGAC. At peak times, the Regional and Local Event Coordinators will collaborate to make sure all events are a success.

The Local Events Coordinator will work under the supervision of the SGAC Executive Director and Operations Manager. S/he will sit on the SGAC Executive Council (as an appointed member) and will also sit on the SGAC Strategic Partnerships Team (Ex Officio).

This is an appointed volunteer position. The appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for additional 3 consecutive years. The appointment will include a 2 month probationary period.

Estimated time commitment: On average 2-5 hours per week, depending on time of the year.


This is your opportunity to develop skills in project management and communications, interact directly with some of today's top leaders in the space sector, work with the next generation of space sector leaders from around the globe and take part in space policy at the UN with space agencies, industry and academia.

Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC scholarships and awards. They may also attend one SGAC event per year for free.

How to apply for this position

To apply for this position, please send an email the SGAC Co-Chair, Ali Nasseri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 25 June 2016 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A letter of intent (maximum 1 page)

  • Your CV with a date of birth (maximum 2 pages)

The application process will involve an editing assignment and an interview.

Application Timeline

25 June 2016: Applications close

First Week of July 2016: Interviews of selected applicants

Second Week of July 2016: Announcement of successful candidate


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