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Creative Commons: Open Policy Manager

Posted about 2 years ago

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Headquarters: United States


Creative Commons promotes and works for the adoption of open policies and supports the policy efforts made by the CC Global Network (CCGN) in national and international forums and in close collaboration with others. Our policy and advocacy work is focused on improving the ecosystem in which sharing is made possible and supported by governments, foundations, organizations and individuals alike. This includes focusing our policy efforts on both current opportunities and immediate threats to the commons, ensuring a proper balance is struck between user rights and copyright protection, and working to ensure publicly funded resources are open by default.

To fulfill this important objective, Creative Commons is seeking a Policy Manager who is passionate about open culture, copyright reform, the public domain, and the creation, adoption and implementation of open policies. This individual will help shape and focus our policy and advocacy work leveraging CC’s unique and extraordinary global network of members who are national, regional, and international experts in global copyright reform and open policy work.

The Policy Manager will report to the Director of Ecosystem Strategy and will work closely with the CCGN, and the CC Legal, Open Education, and GLAM teams.

Qualifications & Requirements

The single most important task for the CC Open Policy Manager is to help shape CC’s policy and advocacy priorities for the next five years. This position will identify high priority and high impact programs and focus areas around which CC can best marshall its resources, credibility, and global community for maximum policy impact. This will involve leading the development of an organization-wide policy and advocacy strategy and helping to prioritize activities and outreach aligned with this strategy and CC’s overarching mission.

The ideal candidate will possess many or all of the following skills:
Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate also has

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 as long as you’re available for meetings between 2 PM to 8 PM UTC. You must have reasonable mobility for travel to twice-annual all-staff meetings and the CC Global Summit (a total of 3 trips per year). 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 $70,000 to $80,000 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 “Policy Manager / [Last Name].” Phone calls and messages will not be returned.

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