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European Regional Coordinator Part-time

Published at 2013-02-10 - Viewed: 14774 times - Creative Commons (Worldwide/Remote)

Purpose of job

Assist Creative Commons and the CC Global Network team with organizational planning, strategic communications, community building, and fundraising in Europe in support of the organization’s mission, goals and objectives.

Primary focuses of the position in 2013 include affiliate support, community development and coordinating collaborative projects, particularly in the fields of policy and education.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Support and encourage Creative Common’s European affiliate teams, including facilitating the accomplishment of objectives expressed in the Affiliate Memorandums of Understanding
  • Cultivate and support sustainable regional initiatives that advance the organization’s mission
  • Advise CC and affiliates on regional resource needs
  • Identify and assist with regional fundraising opportunities
  • Foster relationships with region’s professional organizations, advocacy groups, and other individuals and community organizations to promote use of Creative Commons legal and technical tools
  • Identify and foster new potential affiliate teams, particularly in priority areas and countries
  • Represent Creative Commons in regional and international fora, particularly in relation to European policy developments
  • Promote consistent messaging; publicize CC-related activities
  • Encourage coordinated and harmonized translation of CC materials, where appropriate
  • Facilitate planning and implementation of regional web presence
  • Field requests for information and interviews with key stakeholders and commentators
  • Identify and coordinate opportunities for policy statements relevant to region and/or globally Co-organize regional meetings, when appropriate, and play a key role in planning global meetings

  • Facilitate and support self-organization and the development of inter- and intra-regional governance and leadership
  • Coordinate the preparation of an annual regional roadmap in collaboration with CC and affiliates in the region (the regional roadmap describes goals, objectives, and risks in the region; it includes strategic events and partnerships, fundraising opportunities, license and tool adoption, community building activities, and inter-regional activities)
  • Prepare regular reports regarding objectives, successes, and challenges

Education requirements

Four-year college degree or equivalent experience; advanced degree preferred.

Experience requirements

3-5 years of involvement in free/open culture movement, ideally within the CC affiliate network

Skills and qualifications

Fluency in English, second language competency a plus Ideally lives or travels frequently within the region Familiarity with the open movement and issues relating to copyright, technology, and creativity on the internet Community management experience a plus Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and across teams Confidence in representing the organization in a wide range of public forums Exceptional management skills including time, project and staff Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills Ability to respond flexibly and graciously to unanticipated requests and assignments

Job environment

Ideally located remotely, working out of Europe. Creative Commons promotes a collaborative, community-building atmosphere grounded in an environment of mutual respect and trust. Position will require travel, including international and occasional on-site visits to Creative Commons headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA. More than one person may share position.

Career path

Creative Commons promotes within; proven abilities can lead to growth in role and title.


Commensurate with experience.

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