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SGAC is Looking for a new Regional Coordinator in the South American Region

10 November, 2014

The Space Generation Advisory Council is looking for a new Regional Coordinator (RC) in South America, to support the mission of our organisation. We are looking for a motivated, active volunteer willing to join our Executive team! Please read further and apply, or nominate someone you feel can help this region benefit with their energy and abilities!

Deadline for applications: 1st December, 2014

RC South America 2014

SGAC is Looking for a new Regional Coordinator in the South American Region

10 November, 2014

The Space Generation Advisory Council is looking for a new Regional Coordinator (RC) in South America, to support the mission of our organisation. We are looking for a motivated, active volunteer willing to join our Executive team! Please read further and apply, or nominate someone you feel can help this region benefit with their energy and abilities!

We would like to thank outgoing Regional Coordinator Konrad Link (Brazil) for his hard work and commitment to his position.  

Eligibility requirements for this position may be accessed in the bylaws found on the SGAC web page.

If you are eligible and interested in the position, please get support of two National Points of Contact (NPoC) in the region, and submit your head shot photo, CV including your date of birth, and letter of intent including the name of your supporters to the SGAC Co-Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 1st, 2013.

On December 1, the National Points of Contact will be given the CVs and letters of intent of all candidates for the position for their review. Individual emails will be sent to the NPoCs with specific voting instructions. Only NPoCs from the region of South America and NCAC are eligible to vote for their respective regions.

 


FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the position are below, but please feel free to contact SGAC Chairs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for further information.

"I'm interested in becoming a Regional Coordinator - what are you looking for and how do I apply?"

The SGAC is looking for active young persons interested in space who would like to become RC for their region.

Who are Regional Coordinators?

RCs are volunteers that are interested to be the contact point for SGAC in a region.

Together with the Executive Office the Regional Coordinators are part of the SGAC Executive Council which is responsible for decision-making within the organisation and taking care of day-to-day activities.

According to our official by-laws:

  • NPoCs, RCs and Executive Council Chairpersons shall be citizens of a United Nations member State, be preferably between 18 and 35 years old at the date of appointment or election (though exceptional circumstances may be taken into consideration), demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience; possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages; have a good understanding of space and cultural issues; have knowledge of the United Nations (UN) organisation and its objectives; have knowledge of the UN COPUOS and its objectives; have preferably hands-on experience in youth projects and space-related projects.
  • Regional Coordinators are individuals elected by the NPoCs in their respective regions to the SGAC Executive Committee. Eligible candidates who wish to run for RC shall secure nomination of at least two NPoCs. Candidates shall declare their desire for the position, and produce a manifesto outlining why they wish to be a RC and what they hope to achieve in that role. The Executive Office will then make the resume available to the NPoCs of the respective region.
  • Regional Coordinators should submit a workplan together with the Co-Coordinator outlining their common strategy for the Region within 14 days of their appointment. 
  • Regional Coordinators are elected for a term of two years, and may serve a second term consecutive term if nominated and elected legitimately according to the SGAC Statutes and Bylaws. Regional Coordinators may serve a maximum of 2 terms and are not eligible be re-elected as a National Points of Contact.
  • Regional Coordinators should normally be resident in the region that they represent.

What do we expect from Regional Coordinators?

The SGAC encourages RCs to take personal initiatives with their roles to spread the enthusiasm for peaceful space exploration around their own region! However, this role is an important responsibility, and there are a number of expectations that the organisation has of you.

  • RCs shall communicate regularly with their region's Co-RC (preferably at least once a week) to update each other on plans and activities to coordinate collaborative efforts for their region.
  • All RCs shall assist and coordinate the activities of the NPoCs within their region towards meeting the SGAC objectives. In countries with no NPoCs, the RCs shall recruit new NPoCs.
  • RCs shall mentor the NPoCs within their region, to enable them to reach their full potential in fulfilling their role as a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council.
  • RCs shall maintain regular contact with NPoCs and space organisations within their region.
  • RCs shall gather and enforce reports from their region's NPoCs and submit them to the Council.

What incentives can you expect as a Regional Coordinator?

  • meet and work with like-minded people all over the world
  • have priority for scholarships
  • recognition on the SGAC website and annual reports
  • participate in space projects and space events
  • bring the voice of the youth of your region to the UN
  • change your country, your region, and the world
  • learn new skills by participating in the leadership of SGAC


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