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SEDS-ÉEDS Canada (Calgary NASA Space Apps Outreach Manager)

Organization Name: SEDS-ÉEDS Canada
Opportunity Title: Calgary NASA Space Apps Outreach Manager
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: August 29, 2022
End Date: October 3, 2022

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The NASA International Space Apps Challenge – the world’s largest annual hackathon – returns this year with the theme “Make Space,” which emphasizes NASA’s commitment to inclusivity. The Calgary regional event, hosted by SEDS-ÉEDS Canada, is looking for an Outreach Manager to join our team. The Outreach Manager will be responsible for researching and inviting panelists, judges, and speakers to participate in the Calgary regional event. In collaboration with the local leads, this position will involve identifying a list of prospective community members, developing a formal invitation, and documenting any needs to participate in the event. Our goal is to secure a diverse set of science and technology professionals and academics to participate as panelists, judges, and speakers in the Calgary regional event. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to engage with potential panelists, judges, and speakers in a professional manner and should be a self-starter with little need for supervision. Previous experience with outreach, stakeholder relations, or community involvement (especially in the science and technology sector) is beneficial, but not required. PRIMARY DUTIES:  Conduct research to identify prospective panelists, judges, and speakers Craft a formal invitation for outreach that outlines the hackathon’s goals and impacts, including the benefits we offer to our panelists, judges, and speakers Maintain contact with panelists, judges, and speakers and update them on the event to cultivate strong partnerships Communicate regularly with the local leads on your progress REQUIREMENTS: Must be available for the entire virtual 2022 NASA Space Apps event on 1-2 October 2022 Time: 4-6 hours/week Self-motivated & independent Passionate about space and the space industry Background in outreach, stakeholder relations, or community involvement (especially in the science and technology sector) is preferred, but not required This is an unpaid volunteer position. However, successful applicants will receive a letter of recommendation following the completion of their role. If this opportunity feels like the perfect match for you, please apply by filling out the form found at:

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