Looking to work at a place with smart people who encourage you to use your legal skills to support and really grow a long-term project? Well, if you love education and have a law degree, your time may be now. Creative Commons, one of the coolest non-profits out there, has project called ccLearn. ccLearn has a mission:
ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons which is dedicated to realizing the full potential of the Internet to support open learning and open educational resources (OER). Our mission is to minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials — legal barriers, technical barriers, and social barriers.
They are looking for someone to be ccLearn Counsel and Assistant Director.
NOW there have been several posts about how to think about a law job. So before you flood the contact below, I urge you to read the job description, write a targeted letter, and polish that resume to show how you fit. As with many of these jobs, the candidate may not have all the desired experience. But often you can show that you excel in a couple core areas and have aptitude in others with some chance of getting the job. Also make sure you know as much as you cna about CC–its history, mission, and how you think ccLearn fits CC in general. Someone who says this job looks cool but has no idea about the work and overall nature of the place will not be likely to get the job.
Here is how to apply:
“If interested, please submit:
Cover Letter explaining your relevant interest in ccLearn and in the position.
Three References; please include email and phone number.
Applications and questions can be sent to:
jennifer [at] creativecommons.org
NOTE; I am not the contact in any way, shape, or form. This post is truly a public service announcement.
Hat tip: Mike Carroll (If you like law, technology, music, and copyright, read Mike’s blog. It is excellent, and Mike has always been someone worth listening to and engaging with.)