Creative Commons

San Francisco Bay Area, CA


The Board seeks a visionary leader with the hard business competencies needed to ensure that Creative Commons (CC) remains a vital resource for new generations of content creators and users.

Founded in 2001, Creative Commons spent a decade developing and globally deploying the Creative Commons License Suite. This suite of open content licenses enables creators to share their copyrighted works while retaining certain controls over how their works are used and reused. Creative Commons functions as the hub of a network of volunteer affiliate organizations in over 75 countries on six continents. CC licenses provide the terms of use for more than 500 million works of varying content published on the Internet. The licenses are used by individuals, companies, governments, media and NGOs.

Creative Commons is at an inflection point in its history. In the coming years, CC will pursue strategies that expand use of its licenses and promote a robust knowledge-sharing ecosystem. The organization recognizes that many paths lay open for pursuing these objectives, and the search for a new chief executive offers an opportunity to explore new ideas for services, products, advocacy, policies and programs. The new leader will oversee continued stewardship of CC’s licenses and also seek new opportunities to expand knowledge-sharing through the internet.

Additional information can be found at or by viewing the full Position Description. For more information or to apply, contact Lisa Grossman at or (650) 323-3565.

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