1 July 2017

With the recent growth of SGAC and our increased presence at the Space Symposium and International Astronautical Congress and beyond, SGAC is seeking a volunteer to join our team as Coordinator of the PR and Communications Team. This position is a key leadership role within the SGAC, providing assistance, direction, and management to the PR and Communications Team.

Deadline for Applications: 25 July 2017



The PR and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the current PR & Communications Coordinator, Elizabeth Esther, and report to the Executive Director to provide strategic direction of the organisation. The Coordinator will assist the current Coordinator in providing primary oversight and management of all facets of the PR and Communications Team and is responsible for providing key insights into the the analytics, growth, and trends among the members.Activities include the following:

  • Contribute to the creation, and ensure implementation of the PR and Communications Strategy for the organisation

  • Hold regular meetings with the PR Team

  • Liaise with external players to build partnerships

  • Create and follow through on annual strategy

  • Preparation and presentation of analytics to the Executive Council

  • Work with team members to ensure all tasks are carried out in an effective and efficient fashion

  • Liaise with the Executive Committee

  • Attend monthly Executive Committee meetings

  • Act as the focal point for PR and communication requests (social media, news, newsletter, graphic design, video preparation) and communicate such requests to the relevant PR and Communication Team members

This is a volunteer position. In addition to appointment to the PR team, the successful applicant will become an appointed member of the SGAC Executive Committee where s/he will be required to regularly provide updates, and share insights on organisational matters.

The successful candidate will work closely with current PR and Communications Coordinator, Elizabeth Esther, under the supervision of the SGAC Executive Director.

Estimated time commitment: 7 hours a week

Duration of term: 2 years, with the opportunity to renew the term for another 2 years based on performance


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 33.5 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work

  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English

  • Efficient and effective delegation skills

  • Teamwork capacity and proven leadership skills

  • Knowledge of social media tools (eg. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Mailchimp, Etc.)

  • Flexible to meet with the Executives on a regular basis

  • Project management

  • Communication skills

  • Responsiveness

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Cross-cultural and communication awareness: ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international, cultural, and professional/academic backgrounds

  • Experience/familiarity with the space sector

  • Web & Social Media skills are a plus

  • Prior experience in Public Relations/Communications and/or Marketing is a plus

As with all SGAC positions, meetings and work will be completed virtually. The selected applicant must be easily accessible via e-mail and phone on a daily basis. Communication skills and ability to respond in a timely manner are vital.



  • Develop highly desirable leadership skills
  • Opportunity to work with SGAC’s global sponsors and international space partners

  • Direct contact with the SGAC Executive Office and Advisory Board

  • Invitation to attend the UNCOPUOS Meetings in Vienna

  • Nomination and increased chances of winning the SGAC Young Leaders Award and other SGAC sponsored scholarship opportunities

  • Opportunity to receive discounts to attend SGAC events as SGAC team member


Application Process

To apply please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject heading: [LAST NAME, SGAC PR COORDINATOR], by 25 July 2017 with the following documents as attachments:

  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. List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role


Application Timeline


Applications Open

1 July 2017

Application Close

25 July 2017

Review of applications

25 - 31 July 2017

Interviews of selected applicants

1 - 10 August 2017

Announcement of Results

20 August 2017


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