Project Manager, Design School at Canva
Sydney, AU
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. 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.
Launched in August 2013, our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool that is used by more than 10 million users across 190 different countries who have created more than 850 million designs (that’s 20 designs created every second). And we’ve only achieved about 1% of what we’re capable of … 
The mission of Canva’s Design School is to help empower everyone in the world to design. Our goal is to build the best online “campus” to learn design in the world, and boost retention and engagement with Canva’s platform by providing inspirational content, how-to videos, interactive tutorials and foster a global community to support each other.
A strategically minded project manager,, you’ll drive the content roadmap and execution to build and grow our Design School, which we aspire to take the best parts of Masterclass, Creative Live, and Coursera and become known as the best place to learn design. You’ll bring together a host of skills to help us build out the best place on the Web to learn design. You’ll have a background in project management, product development, and know how to create engaging content for the Web.
You’ll work with a talented internal video, design, email, social and instructional design team to bring our Design School to life. While you’ll have some support from an extended team (who are juggling a range of other projects), you’ll be willing to roll up your sleeves and create a lot of our content. You’ll be a metrics-driven project manager who can work with a range of stakeholders to develop exceptional content, build an audience, and deliver on business outcomes.

Your responsibilities

  • Project manage the delivery of a number of courses simultaneously, owning the process through research and planning, content development, production, editing, promotion and measurement
  • Plan and prioritise our content development, crafting highly engaging inspirational content across video, written guides, interactive tutorials and peer learning
  • Boost retention across our platform by providing inspiration and empowering our community to create amazing designs using Canva
  • Develop a product roadmap to ensure our content performs highly, and we’re able to improve engagement and retention for existing Canva users, as well as acquire new users to our platform
  • Work with stakeholders internally, including designers, developers, videographers, marketers and others, to develop requirements and project manage development
  • Use data and develop insights on how people engage with our content, to optimise the platform
  • Coordinate diverse teams of people to deliver and execute
  • Translate quantitative metrics, design research, user feedback, and user research into a cohesive documentation of lessons and activities
  • Identify, investigate and analyse Design School processes, procedures and work practices
  • Identify and evaluate inefficiencies and recommend optimal Design School practices, and system functionality and behaviour

Who you'll be

  • Have 3+ years of experience in project management, product, or as a business analyst
  • Naturally creative: you don’t need to be a designer, but you need to have an eye for the visual, and the ability to learn quickly
  • You’ll have incredible organisational skills and attention to detail
  • You love data and know how to use both quantitative and qualitative measures to develop and improve content and delivery
  • You demonstrate a high degree of judgement and can juggle a diverse range of priorities
  • Able to influence and work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Can balance working individually and autonomously with working in and alongside a range of teams — you’re comfortable being part of a team, leading projects, or owning things; whatever the job calls for!
  • While we won’t be taking any blood samples, we’d love to see some Startup DNA – you will need to be flexible, pragmatic, strategic, tenacious, and take ownership of deliverables and outcomes – ya gotta have hustle


  • 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
  • Fitness membership allowance, plus free Yoga and Boxing Gym membership
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet friendly offices including a garden, climbing wall, unisex toilets
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
  • Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates and visa application fees covered