Learning Partner (Product & Design) 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 179 different countries who have created more than 200 million designs (that’s eight designs created in its apps every second). And we’ve only achieved about 1% of what we’re capable of …
The mission of Canva’s People team is to hire and support the best engineers, designers, product managers, growth marketers and operations team in the world. Birthed in May 2018, Canva University has already launched a huge range of programs to support the skills people need to be effective - from specialty skill development, onboarding, mentoring, coaching, leadership, and personal development.
As part of the team, you’ll be partnering closely with our friends in other specialties to solve our trickiest learning and development problems. We are a small but fast paced team with a true passion for learning. You can often find us putting our own teachings into practice by geeking out on the latest TED talks, sharing learnings with our super star peers over a coffee, learning about coding, and getting design lessons to bring the same Canva design aesthetic to our internal learners. We’re looking forward to growing the team with someone who can bring fresh, creative ideas so we can build the most innovative University around.

What you'll do...

  • Partner with our Product and Design specialty to understand their current and future workforce needs and develop learning solutions to build capability in the specialty
  • Use your deep learning and development expertise to hit the ground running quickly, and consult and guide the specialties on best practice learning solutions 
  • Build out skills frameworks, assessments and measurement tools 
  • Work with Product and Design subject matter experts to develop content and courseware that is engaging, targeted and learner centric (across multiple formats)
  • Help the Product and Design specialty to apply our skills framework to the work they do
  • Help scale learning and development in the specialties by supporting the team to leverage and teach each other
  • Apply your project management and stakeholder engagement to move initiatives along and keep everyone aligned and accountable
  • Work with internal subject matter experts to build and facilitate contentIdentify, track and analyse key metrics, and providing recommendations to constantly improve the learning and program experience
  • Work closely with Canva University to provide insights around the Specialties and help to build out strategy more broadly in the team

You'd love this if you...

  • Have a BA/BS degree in Psychology, Human Resources or equivalent experience
  • Have deep expertise in Learning strategy, design and delivery
  • Have deep project management skills and proven experience delivering large or complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and moving parts
  • Have a passion for execution and seeing projects through end to end
  • Have proven stakeholder engagement and management skills and ability to keep everyone on track and accountable
  • Have some experience in Product / Design is preferable but not essential
  • Can bring in strong facilitation and group coaching skills
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Are open to and welcome change, and have the ability to problem solve/troubleshoot, and quickly iterate


  • 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