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Executive Assistant to the President Full-time permanent contract

The International Space University (ISU), a non-profit organization dedicated to the multidisciplinary education and training of future space professionals worldwide, seeks an Executive Assistant to the President and the Vice President. This position is based at the ISU central campus in Illkirch-Graffenstaden (Strasbourg, France).

Key Areas of Responsibility

As Executive Assistant to the President :

  • Manage appointment scheduling ;

  • Draft, review and send communications on behalf of the President and the Vice President ;

  • Organize and prepare for meetings, including gathering documents and attending to logistics of meetings ;

  • Coordinate travel arrangements and follow up declarations ;

  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the President with donors, sponsors and others, on matters related to President’s and the Vice President’s programmatic initiatives ;

  • Provide leadership to track activity and exchanges with key contacts and support relationships crucial to the success of the organization. Further

  • Secretary to the Board of Trustees: Follow-up and coordination of the Board of Trustees activities ;

  • Support to the Dean, ISU Academic Council and Committee on Academic Appointment, Review & Evaluation responsibilities : Committee ;

Qualifications and Skills

  • Languages: English and French ;

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks ;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners, and sponsors ;

  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills ;

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion ;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat.

    Interested candidates based in Europe that enjoy working in an international and intercultural environment are invited to submit to a detailed CV and a motivation letter in English, outlining how their background and experience comply with this position.

    Assistant/e de direction – CDI à temps complet

    L’Université internationale de l’espace (ISU), organisation à but non lucratif dédiée à l’éducation et à la formation multidisciplinaire des futurs professionnels de l’espace dans le monde entier, recherche un(e) assistant(e) exécutif(ve) pour le président et le vice-président. Ce poste est basé sur le campus central de l’ISU à Illkirch-Graffenstaden (Strasbourg, France).

    Principaux domaines de responsabilité

    En tant qu’assistant du Président :

    • Gérer la prise de rendez-vous ;

    • Rédiger, réviser et envoyer des communications au nom du président et du vice-président ;

    • Organiser et préparer les réunions, y compris rassembler les documents et s’occuper de la logistique des réunions ;

    • Coordonner les préparatifs de voyage et assurer le suivi des déclarations ;

    • Communiquer directement, et au nom du président, avec les donateurs, les sponsors et d’autres personnes, sur des questions liées aux initiatives programmatiques du président et du vice-président ;

    • Assurer le suivi des activités et des échanges avec les contacts clés et soutenir les relations essentielles à la réussite de l’organisation.

      Autres responsabilités :

    • Secrétaire du Conseil d’Administration : Suivi et coordination des activités du Conseil d’Administration ;

    • Soutien au Doyen, au conseil académique de l’ISU et au comité de nomination, d’examen et d’évaluation des universitaires ;


    • Langues : Anglais et français ;

    • Solides compétences organisationnelles reflétant la capacité à exécuter et à hiérarchiser des tâches multiples;

    • Solides compétences interpersonnelles et capacité à établir des relations avec les parties prenantes, y compris le personnel, les membres du conseil d’administration, les partenaires externes et les sponsors ;

    • Des compétences en communication écrite et orale de niveau expert ;

    • Capacité avérée à traiter des informations confidentielles avec discrétion ;

    • Maîtrise de Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel et Power Point), et d’Adobe Acrobat ;

    Les candidats intéressés, basés en Europe, sont invités à soumettre à un CV détaillé et une lettre de motivation en anglais, soulignant en quoi leur parcours et leur expérience correspondent à ce poste.

Stage de 3ème

Throughout the year, the International Space University (ISU) welcomes students wishing to do their “stage de 3e” and other internships. 

It’s easy to apply : just send us an e-mail to with your internship request 3 month in advance minimum, specifying the duration, and we’ll give your application careful consideration.

We’re delighted to give students the chance to get to know the International Space University and to arouse their curiosity, so don’t hesitate and try your luck, because who knows… you might be the next !

Info : During 2023/2024, building works will be carried out in the building, which may limit the number of trainees who can be accommodated. 

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Space Policy

The International Space University is an equal-opportunity employer
*We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher in Space Policy to join our academic and interdisciplinary team.

This full-time position of two years is based at the International Space University ISU in Strasbourg, France. It is part of a John Templeton Foundation grant in close cooperation with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University (GWU). Joint activities in the USA are part of this project.

The successful candidate will investigate how international cooperation in deep space exploration may evolve with the aim of finding common values among current and potential space stakeholders. These stakeholders should represent many different disciplines ranging from engineering to philosophy as well as being representative of space- faring and emerging space nations.

The successful candidate will have opportunities for professional development and networking within the field of space policy or a related field of interest.


● Conduct in-depth research and analysis on the dynamics of international cooperation in deep space exploration;

● Engage with stakeholders from space agencies, international organizations, academia, and also with varied expertise in ethics, philosophy, art, literature, and other expertise in order to gather diverse perspectives on international cooperation and identify areas of convergence and divergence;

● Monitor and analyze policy development with colleagues and external partners to design and conduct surveys, interviews, and workshops aimed at understanding the perspectives and priorities of different space-faring and emerging space nations;

● Contribute to the development of reports, policy briefs, and academic publications to disseminate research findings on international cooperation in deep space exploration and present research findings to students at ISU, conferences, workshops, and seminars.


● A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field such as political science, international relations, space policy, or a related discipline. The degree should have been awarded within the past 2-3 years.

● Strong background and research expertise in space policy and international relations, or related areas.

● Knowledge of space treaties, agreements, and governance frameworks and an understanding of the geopolitical factors that influence space activities.

● Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write for both academic and policy-oriented audiences in English.

● Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with researchers from diverse backgrounds.

● Experience presenting research findings at workshops and conferences, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals is desirable.

● Experience in conference organization and grant writing would be an asset.

The annual gross salary for this position is 35,000-45,000 Euros.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and a writing sample showcasing your research skills and expertise in space policy to Additionally, provide contact information for two references who can speak to your qualifications and potential as a space policy researcher.

The International Space University is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. The application deadline is 15 July, 2023, and we anticipate the appointment to begin on September 1, 2023.

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