2 November, 2016

As the number of scholarship opportunities within the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) expands, the organisation is seeking an ambitious, and highly motivated volunteer to join the Competitions and Scholarships Team as the SGAC Scholarships Coordinator. Be a part of shaping the future of our organisation, while growing your space network, and working on your leadership skills!

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



The SGAC Scholarships Coordinator is an integral part of the organisation. The successful applicant will work jointly with current Scholarships Coordinator, Michal Kunes.

Role Description:

  • Communicating with sponsors and partners

  • Drafting of new scholarships and their rules

  • Organising and promoting scholarships

  • Reviewing and evaluating applications

  • Communicating with applicants and winners

  • Working together with Executive Director, Chairs, other SGAC Teams and Event Organising Teams

Estimated time commitment: 3 - 4 hours per week


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age

  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emails

  • Experience with project management and task scheduling
  • Awareness of international cultural cooperation principles, concepts and techniques
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Apps
  • Customer service mentality
  • Professional fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English
  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills
  • Understanding of the global space sector landscape is preferred but not necessary



As part of the Competitions and Scholarships Team, you will have the opportunity to network with space industry professionals, academics, and organisations. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to enhance his/her leadership, business development and management skills, and grow his/her skill sets to work with an international, interdisciplinary, and multicultural team. 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 SGAC Scholarships 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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