1 January 2018

SGAC is looking for volunteers to become co-lead of the Commercial Space Project Group. The new co-lead will work with current co-lead, Shila Shojaee, to support the activities of the Project Group, and will report to the project group coordinators Ciro Farinelli and Kathryn Robison.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2018


About the Commercial Space Project Group

The Commercial Space Project Group has the following objectives:

  • Conduct academic research on the “theory of industrial practice” in the commercial space sector.

  • Gather a next generation “think-tank” for commercial space.

  • To make the young generation’s thoughts on commercial space be heard publicly

  • Equip the young generation with knowledge, tools and network to be active in the realm of commercial space and entrepreneurship

  • To support the organization of the annual “Space is Business” paper competition.

For more information on the group’s projects and activities please check their webpages.



SGAC encourages Project Group Co-Leads to take personal initiative within their roles to:

  • Recruit new members to join the project group and mentor project group members
  • Spread the enthusiasm for peaceful space activities through the work of their groups

  • Prepare the annual workplan of the Project Group at the start of the year based on input from members

  • Communicate regularly with their fellow Project Group Co-Leads to update each other on plans and activities, and to coordinate collaborative efforts of the working group

  • Assist with and coordinate the activities of the team

  • Communicate with members all over the world, in different time zones (International leadership)

  • Represent SGAC at conferences and venues on the topics relating to the Project Group
  • Prepare the Project Group’s annual report and intermediate updates to the Project Coordinator together with their fellow Co-Lead

Estimated time commitment: On average 3 - 5 hours per week


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience 
  • Possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages
  • Ideally have a good understanding of the topic of the project group
  • Ideally have knowledge of the United Nations (UN) organisation and its objectives, preferably have hands-on experience with youth projects and space-related projects
  • Have the necessary time to allocate to the group’s activities and maintain regular communication with their fellow Co-Lead and Project Coordinator, as well as the members of the group

Project Group Co-Leads are appointed for a term of two years, and may serve two consecutive terms. Project Group co-leads may serve a maximum of 2 terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.



This is your chance to hep shape the future of our organisation. You get to:

  • Attend international conferences and invitation to join UN COPUOS meetings as an SGAC representative

  • Interact with senior-level leaders in the international space sector

  • Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world's largest youth space network

  • Work with space policy experts

  • Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.

  • Possibilly be nominated for SGAC leadership awards
  • Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2018 CSPG CO-LEAD POSITION] with the following documents:

  1. Resume (with headshot and date of birth) (limited to 2 pages)
  2. Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limited to 1 page)
  3. Up to 3 examples of past experiences relevant to the position and how they have prepared you for this role
  4. A short plan for what you wish to achieve during your tenure as PG co-lead (maximum 1 page)

All applications must be emailed to Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. no later than 25 January 2018.

Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline


Applications Open 1 January 2018
Application Close 25 January 2018
Review of Applications 25-31 January 2018
Invitation to Interview 1 - 15 February 2018
Announcement of Outcome 25 February 2018

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