Apply Today to Be an Executive Co-Secretary, a Web Editor, or a Reporter on the Communications & Public Relations Team

23 November, 2011

SGAC has opened applications for multiple spots for three important roles to the organisation: Co-Secretary, Web Editor and Reporter on the Communications & Public Relations (PR) Team. These positions are offer challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences.

Apply Today to Be an Executive Co-Secretary, a Web Editor, or a Reporter on the Communications & Public Relations Team

23 November, 2011

SGAC has opened applications for multiple spots for three important roles to the organisation: Co-Secretary, Web Editor and Reporter on the Communications & Public Relations (PR) Team. These positions are offer challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences.

**UPDATE**: Please see below for the description of the new post of Competition Coordinator.  The application instructions and deadline of 7 December also apply to this post.

Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation! Benefits of these positions 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 leadership 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

For position descriptions and instructions on how to apply, please see below.  All applications are due by 7 December, 2011, so do not delay in applying!

SGAC would like to thank out going Co-Secretary, Romain Loubeyre (France), and outgoing web editors Chris Vasko (Austria) and Aziz Kayihan (Turkey).  All three of these young men have been incredibly helpful members in these positions.  Their hard work, enthusiasm and proactive spirit will certainly be missed in these positions. The organisation wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

 


Position Descriptions

 

**New** Competition Coordinator: The Competition Coordinator will be part of the Project Coordinating team and will work under the supervision of the Project Co-Coordinators.  There is at least one position available for this role.  The Competition Coordinator will be in charge of the following duties and will require the following skills:

 

  • Developing agreements with SGAC's various partners to support competitions for scholarships
  • Developing the rules, procedures, and announcements for the competitions
  • Overseeing that the website is updated accordingly
  • Coordinating the collection of submissions and judging panels
  • Liaising with the applicants and winners
  • Approximately, this post will require 10hrs per month (depending on how many competitions are running).  The post requires somebody with good English skills, who is a good communicator and answers emails on a daily basis, and who has a high level of professionalism to communicate with SGAC's partners.

 

Co-Executive Secretary: The Co-Executive Secretary will be part of the SGAC's Executive Office, working under the supervision of the Executive Director. There is one spot open for this role. The Co-Executive Secretary will join the currently appointed Co-Executive Secretary, Suresh Bhattarai (Nepal), and as a team the duo will be in charge of the following duties:

  • Moderating mailing lists
  • Setting up telecons
  • Running SGAC's Member of the Month programme
  • Taking minutes of telecons and other meetings
  • Running the appointment process of NPoCs
  • Customising NPoC and RC appointment letters
  • Updating and monitoring content on SGAC website
  • Completing all preparations including bylaw and statute reviews, agenda development, and telecon set up for the annual General Assembly meeting
  • Assisting the Executive Director and Chairs with miscellaneous operational needs
  • Answering general questions of the organisation and email requests
  • Approximately, the Co-Executive Secretary’s duties require 3-4 hours per week. This post requires excellent English skills, speedy email response time, and good computer skills. The Co-Secretaries also are part of the Executive Office and serve on the Elections Oversight Board.

 

Web Editor: The Web Editor will be part of SGAC's Web Team, working under the supervision of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director. There are at least two spots open for this role. The Web Editor will be in charge of the following duties and require the following skills:

  • good English skills with a keen eye for details and formatting
  • around the clock internet and email access
  • flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
  • daily time requirements range are around 30' and up to max 2h a week
  • basic experience with picture editing software (e.g.,Photoshop), HTML (no coding necessary), Content Management Systems (CMS) and Linux - even if you have some of these skills, current web editors can easily train you on the others
  • good team skills and a high degree of self-organisation
  • The typical workload of a webeditor involves daily work, but larger tasks can come up around large SGAC events (e.g., conferences, Space Generation Congress, and the annual website refresh)

 

Reporter on the Communications & Public Relations Team: The Reporter will be part of SGAC's Communications & PR Team, working under the supervision of the Communications & PR Leads. There are at least two spots open for this role. The Reporter will be in charge of the following duties:

  • Working with the SGAC network to report on their many activities world wide by writing webnews and newsletter articles
  • Working with the SGAC Executive Office to cover the organisation's activities by writing webnews, newsletter articles, and press releases
  • Working with the Communications and PR Team to develop the content for SGAC's newsletter as well as some SGAC content for our partners' newsletters and publications
  • Answering emails in a timely fashion from the PR Team Lead and the Executive Office with requests for stories
  • Approximately, the Reporter's duties require 3-4 hours per week. This post requires excellent English skills, good computer skills, and speedy email response time and news story completion time

 

 


Instructions on Applying for the Positions

 

To apply for these positions, please send an email specifying what role(s) you are interested in along with a letter of intent, your CV with a date of birth and a head shot picture. Please send the email to SGAC's Deputy Executive Director, Andrea Jaime, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 7 December, 2011.


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