Business Strategy & Operations team

Head of Growth, Canva for Education

Austin – Full-time
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 10 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

As the company continues to grow into new geographies and to build out our product offering there is now a requirement for a dedicated Head of Education. In this role you will be a key leader, partnering and influencing key product and technology stakeholders to ensure the effective operation and advancement of the company’s education strategy.

What you'll do:

  • Lead our Education growth strategy including our go-to-market proposition, experiments and internal infrastructure;
  • Oversee and build an engaged Education community to spread viral adoption of Canva;
  • Own both online and offline growth channels and tactics and prove a high ROI;
  • Develop and execute on a plan to grow both bottoms-up and top-down adoption in the US Education market;
  • Develop a playbook for growth to then rollout in international markets;
  • Collaborate closely with Canva’s core product and R&D teams to ensure we have a product built for growth;
  • Build a high performing and happy team around you to deliver on huge goals;
  • Develop operational and strategic improvements with Marketing and Sales

What we're looking for:

  • At least 5 years experience growing huge adoption of technology in Education (US market experience preferred);
  • Experience creating, developing and refining team practices, playbooks and KPI’s to operate as a top Education business;
  • Comfortable and experienced in analysing large volumes of data;
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills;
  • Significant experience leading, coaching and growing large teams to achieve the above;
  • Self motivated with a desire to learn;
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and within set deadlines.


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options;
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
  • Competitive Healthcare plan
  • Professional education allowance
  • 401k (Canva will match up to 8% of annual base salary)
  • Generous parental leave policy

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