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Creative Commons: Network Manager (Community)

Posted about 2 years ago

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Headquarters: United States


Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a globally-accessible public commons of knowledge and culture. We make it easier for people to share their creative works, whether academic, artistic, educational or other, as well as to access and build upon the works of others. By helping people and organizations share knowledge and creativity, we aim to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. 

To accomplish our goals, CC has created a global network of experts (the CC Global Network, or “CCGN”) consisting of members, advocates, and other supporters who share our values and goals, and with whom we collaborate in national and international fora in close collaboration with like-minded sister organizations. CC and the CCGN seek to increase and scale our impact and effectiveness globally, finding ways to create value for network members and society by promoting collaboration, mentorship, networking, and meaningful change. Fueling, supporting, motivating, and listening to the CCGN is paramount to scaling CC’s mission; this position is central to accomplishing these critical, shared goals. 

Creative Commons is looking for a Network Manager passionate about working with a global open community, open culture, open licensing, and the public domain. The Network Manager will report to the Director of Ecosystem Strategy and will work closely with the CCGN, the Open Policy Manager, and cross-organizationally, including with the CC Open Education, Communications, Legal, and GLAM teams.


This position will support and scale the Creative Commons Global Network. Three years after implementing the Creative Commons Global Network Strategy, the CCGN is in a crucial moment: having established the basic infrastructure (CC Chapters, Network Platforms and decision making committees), it’s now time to grow and leverage its potential. This position is an essential role to support, facilitate, plan and frame collaboration and connectivity across the CCGN and other groups in the open ecosystem. The Network Manager will be involved in development programs, projects, and opportunities to enhance the ability of the network to work together. 

The Network Manager’s main responsibilities are:

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following skills:

The ideal candidate may also possess 

Diversity & inclusion
We believe that diverse teams build better organizations and better services. Applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including those from under-represented communities, are very welcome. Creative Commons works openly as part of a global community, guided by collaboratively developed codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies.

Work environment and location
Creative Commons is a fully-distributed organization — we have no central office. This position is in a remote working environment and you can be anywhere in the world. Ideally, you should be available for reserving some office hours for meetings between 1 PM to 6 PM UTC, considering the time zones differences within CC staff. You must have reasonable mobility for travel to twice-annual, all-staff meetings, and the CC Global Summit (at least 3 trips per year, some of which will be international depending on your location). We provide a subsidy towards high-speed broadband access. Laptop/desktop computer and necessary resources are supplied.

Salary and benefits
Creative Commons is a leading non-profit employer, offering competitive salaries and benefits, including health and wellness plans, annual retirement contributions, and a positive, supportive work environment. We offer competitive salary in the range for this position from $55,000 to $70,000 USD annually, commensurate with relevant skills, experience, and location.

How to apply
Please email your cover letter and resume as a single PDF to “” with the subject heading of “Network Manager / [Last Name].” Phone calls and messages will not be returned.

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