Applications Open for 2017 Space Generation Congress Deputy Manager Position

14 October, 2016

After the success of the 2016 Space Generation Congress (SGC) held in Guadalajara, Mexico, SGAC is beginning preparations for SGC 2017. SGAC is looking for a professionally qualified young space leader to join SGAC as the Congress Deputy Manager for next year's Space Generation Congress.

Deadline for applications: 7 November, 2016

The 16th Space Generation Congress will take place in Adelaide, Australia from 21th - 23th September 2017, in conjunction with the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). SGAC is expanding, and the organisation is looking for a professionally qualified young space leader to join SGAC as the Congress Deputy Manager for next year's Space Generation Congress. The Deputy Manager will work alongside SGC 2017 Manager, Arnau Pons (Spain), and the SGC Organising Team.



The SGC 2017 Deputy Manager will work alongside the SGC 2017 Manager in the preparation of the logistics and overall management of the Space Generation Congress. This role includes overseeing the development of the event, helping to coordinate the organising team, and ensuring another successful Space Generation Congress.

The SGC Deputy Manager is responsible for the implementation of the current year SGC and IAC programme and carries the following tasks and expectations:

  • Management of the Space Generation Congress preparatory activities including program preparation, scheduling, budgeting, contact with SGAC supporters, etc;
  • Participation in weekly meetings with the SGC Organising team and execution of action items resulting from meetings
  • Assistance in the coordination of the SGC Local Organising Committee (LOC)  activities
  • Preparation of the SGAC program for IAC 2017, including activities at the IAC booth.

The SGC Deputy Manager will report to the SGC Congress Manager and work closely with the SGAC Executive Director and SGAC Chairs.

Estimated time commitment: 7 hours a week + 3 days of the SGC 2017


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
  • 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
  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and google apps
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English; German language knowledge is a plus
  • Awareness of international cooperation principles, concepts and techniques
  • Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds
  • Previous event management experience is highly desirable
  • Web & Social Media skills are a plus



SGAC will cover the following costs for the successful applicant to travel to the SGC and IAC in Adelaide, Australia, from 19th to 29th September, 2017:

  • Round-trip travel (economy class)
  • Shared accommodation at SGC designated hotel
  • Registration fees for SGC and IAC



This is your opportunity to help lead an organisation, 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 United Nations with space agencies, industry and academia.


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2017 SGC DEPUTY MANAGER] 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.


Timeline for applications

Applications close:  7 November, 2016 11:59 GMT
Review of Applications:  8 - 12 November, 2016
Online Interviews for Select Pool of Applicants: 13 - 25 November, 2016
Announcement of Successful Applicant: 1 December, 2016


More information about the Space Generation Congress

The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC's annual conference that brings together top young minds from around world to focus on key space topics. The Congress takes place in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress, and will be held from the 21-23rd September 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. Participants are top university students and young professionals with a passion for space who are selected from among applicants from our Space Generation international network. With SGC, SGAC aims to hone and promote the voice of the next generation of space sector leaders on the topic of international space development. SGC is proudly endorsed by the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs.


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