Finance & Legal

Program Coordinator, Employment Legal Team

Sydney – Full-time

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  

About Us

At Canva, 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 a 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 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

About the role

We move fast here at Canva, and this role will certainly keep you on your toes. We are looking for an Operations Business Partner to join the Global Employment Counsel team! We need someone super-efficient, who loves nothing more than to get stuff done - and has the ability to do so in a fast-paced and often unstructured environment. If you’re great at prioritising, juggling projects (and moving them rapidly along), and keeping calm under pressure, then this is your opportunity to join a dynamic team!

We are open to your background - ultimately this role is for someone who has an interest in employment matters, whether you’re a lawyer or have a background in industrial relations or human resources and who can coordinate projects like a pro, both internally and externally. 

What you'll do:

  • Provide support to the Global Employment Counsel  team on day to day work and seasonal goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain internal Employment Law resources for the team, including creation of playbooks and centralised repository for team resources
  • Develop and maintain case management systems/ metrics tracking for the team
  • Carry out various administrative and legal tasks, including conducting legal research
  • Assist Employment Law team with preliminary review and triage of requests from People Partners and People Operations teams (aka HR) 
  • Coordinate project initiatives, including the employment aspects of Canva’s global expansion and implementation of workplace policies 
  • Support Canva-wide learning initiatives including preparation of materials for internal presentations to the People team and lead administrative aspects of employment law team directed trainings
  • Provide support on workplace investigations and assist in the administration of Canva’s global ‘speak up’ initiatives 
  • Project manage initiatives driven by the Employment Law team, including to coordinate business stakeholders

What we're looking for:

  • You’re highly organised and process oriented
  • You have exceptional attention to detail
  • You have competent IT skills (and proficiency in Canva would be desirable!)
  • You have good time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities You have excellent communication skills and can make complex communications 
  • simple
  • You have 1+ years experience in a related field such as employment law, industrial law or HR
  • Ideally, you would be based in Sydney, but we are open to other locations within Australia

We'd also love if you had:

  • A good understanding of the Fair Work Act and other related employment legislation
  • Knowledge of HR policies and practices


  • On-the-job training with specialists in their field
  • Competitive salary, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day (if Sydney-based)
  • Free on-site gym (if Sydney-based) and wellbeing classes
  • Generous parental leave policies
  • Pet friendly offices 
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events, fun and quirky celebrations

Being a Force for good. One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.