2 November, 2016

SGAC is looking for a volunteer to join the SGAC team as Project Coordinator. Project Coordinators are tasked with overseeing the activities of SGAC Project Groups and reporting those activities to the SGAC Executive Council. The new Projector Coordinator will replace outgoing project coordinator, Ana Raposo (Portugal), and work with current Project Coordinator,  Brian Ramos (USA).

Deadline for applications [EXTENDED]: 2nd December, 2016




Project Coordinators are volunteers who act as the point of contact between the different Project Group Co-Leads and the SGAC Executive Council. The Project Coordinator is expected to oversee the activities of SGAC Project Groups, which includes structuring project plans, reviewing and developing new project proposals, and driving short-term projects or collaborations that arise. This volunteer position offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences. The Project Coordinator duties are as follows:

  • Communicate regularly with the project group co-leads, overseeing the activities of the teams.

  • Encourage the initiation of new projects within the organization and review project proposals.

  • Oversee the development of annual reports and workplans by project groups.

  • Contribute to the SGAC annual report, prepare documentations for use by future project coordinators and prepare an annual workplan at the beginning of each year.

Estimated time commitment: 2 - 5 hours per week


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
  • Interest in the space sector
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
  • Experience in project management roles
  • Possess good communication skills in English
  • Have the necessary time to monitor the different Project Groups and maintain regular communication with the co-leads, fellow Project Coordinator, SGAC Chairs and the Executive Director.
  • Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
  • Good team skills and a high degree of self-organisation
  • Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds

Project Coordinators are appointed for a term of one year, and may serve three consecutive terms of one year long each. Project Coordinators may serve a maximum of 4 terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months. They report to the SGAC Executive Director and hold appointed status on the SGAC Executive Council.



Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation! Benefits of this position include:

  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world;
  • Having a higher chance of receiving SGAC scholarships to attend conferences around the world;
  • Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation's staff on the SGAC Team webpage;
  • Being invited to attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation;
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career.

This is a voluntary role and has no monetary compensation. Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC Scholarships and Awards, including fee waivers or discounts for SGAC event fees.


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2016 Project Group Coordinator] with the following:

  1. Resume (with headshot photo and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)

  2. Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limit 1 page)

All applications must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline

Applications Close

EXTENDED: 2nd December, 2016

Review of Applications

26 November 2016 - 30 November 2016   

Online interviews for select pool of applicants

1 December - 8 December 2016

Announcement of successful applicant  

10 December 2016



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