Head of Growth, Canva for Education at Canva
Austin, TX, US
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