1 March 2017

With the increasing number of international partnerships and agreements SGAC is forming with industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organisations, it has become necessary to have additional expertise within the Executive Office to review legal documents that would impact the organisation for years to come. SGAC is seeking volunteer members with expertise in legal contracts and memoranda to join our legal team.

Deadline for applications: 25 March 2017



  • Serve as member of SGAC's Legal Team
  • Review SGAC memoranda of understanding, statement of work and contracts
  • Provide support for long term projects such as project group activities requiring legal input

  • Examine ongoing agreements that are about to expire/up for review

  • Identify areas of legal improvement within SGAC internal process documentation to ensure long term organisational stability and take on administrative tasks connected with the registration and the financing of the organisation

This volunteer role reports to the SGAC legal team coordinators, Bastian Wick and Jodi Goldberg, and includes significant consultation with the SGAC Executive Director, Chairs, Treasurer, and the Strategic Partnerships Team.

Estimated time commitment: 2-3 volunteer hours of SGAC work per week

Location: As with all SGAC positions, meetings and work will be completed virtually. Communication skills and ability to respond in a timely manner are vital.


Necessary Qualifications and Skills

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

  • Must have a law degree and be licensed to provide legal advice

  • Hands on experience with legal contract documentation & review in a non-academic capacity

  • Interest in applying legal background in the aerospace sector

  • Business/professional fluency in English

  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emails

  • Awareness of international cultural cooperation principles, concepts and techniques

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Familiarity with the SGAC mission and its objectives

  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills

  • Understanding of the global space sector landscape is preferred but not necessary



  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world

  • Meeting and working with international organisations, with increased networking opportunities

  • Increased opportunities to receive SGAC funding to attend conferences around the world, and a discount to attend SGAC events

  • Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation's legal team

  • 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 and other skills that are directly translatable to your career


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2017 LEGAL TEAM POSITION] with the following:

  1. Resume (with headshot and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)
  2. Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limit 1 page)
  3. Examples of 3 relevant experiences, and how they have prepared you for this role

All applications must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 25 March 2017.

Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline 


Applications open

1 March 2017

Applications close

25 March 2017

Review of applications

25 March - 5 April 2017

Invitations to interview

5-15 April 2017

Announcement of results

25 April 2017

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