Oct 13, 2021

Curriculum and Content Manager, Canva Foundation - Design Education

  • Canva
  • Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Description

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.

Our Design Education Team 
At Canva we’re making design simple and accessible to everyone, empowering people all over the world with a design tool – and the design skills – to help them reach their goals.

Canva Design School offers free design courses, featuring some of the world’s leading experts in their respective fields. Our vision for Design School is to become the best place in the world to learn design, and to offer the best online learning experience possible.

Our Design School team has a wide range of all-round skills. They’re designers, teachers, facilitators, creatives and doers. They facilitate in-person and in-product learning and continuously grow their skills and our courses along with our product and content library.
Our E2E Team 
Millions of young people’s future is determined simply by where they are born: into poverty. Due to stagnant economies and a lack of paid work opportunities, they are unable to gain skills needed to build professional careers. 

Canva Foundation's Education to Employment (E2E) program has a mission to empower young people living in poverty, to start and grow transformative digital economy careers, lifting themselves (and their communities) out of poverty while also shaping a more diverse, inclusive and competitive industry.

We offer free design and technology courses, tailored and taught by local training teams. Giving resources, equipment and access to international job markets where they can earn a living wage. Our local teams support students from identifying and onboarding, through their study to completion, before helping them transition into work.

The Role

Canva’s entire vision revolves around “empowering the world to design” and this happens through many channels and experiences, especially in the Design Education team. Content with a strong voice, the right balance of education and personality and an empathy for our users is crucial for us to deliver on this vision.

As a Curriculum and Content Manager, it’s your mission to help create content that makes complex things simple giving ordinary people the ability to make extraordinary things. We place a strong emphasis on the success of our users, and content in all forms has a big impact on that. This means content managers are involved in helping to define Canva’s learning journeys—ensuring that our customers receive a high-quality experience. 

You should be: 

Effective at managing complex projects. This role sits in the Design School team working with the E2E Program Lead, building courses that enable students to develop skills in emerging technology and digital economy careers. You will need to be adept at managing yourself and priorities, to get stuff done well and on time. 
Communicating and collaborating effectively. You will help build courses from the ground up, managing and editing content writers, working with design and production teams, before approving and uploading high-quality education products to an online LMS. 
Adaptive to change. Design School and E2E are in early stages, and with that comes a lot of trial and error and moving pieces as we figure out what works best. You should be comfortable with a level of ambiguity.
Evaluating and evolving learning material. Evaluate current content and see how it can be revised and improved for greater impact. Evaluate the performance of content to ensure it is meeting the objectives set through data and feedback.
Always thinking with a global perspective. Develop content that is able to scale across multiple languages while contributing to and further developing Canva’s educational brand voice and tone.


Experience you'll need

  • Professional teaching experience (preferably in design and/or social media).
  • An understanding of instructional design and ability to work with layout, colour, typography, and imagery.
  • Copywriting experience is essential.
  • Process-driven. Able to manage multiple, complex projects, with differing deadlines - keep people on track and informed, and ensure the goals are clear and met.
  • Comfortable expanding their design toolkit to include Canva. Quickly and comfortably design content (activities, worksheet) within Canva. 
  • Very collaborative and solution-focused approach.
  • Passionate about great content and how it contributes to an amazing user experience.
  • Experience working with different stakeholders, keeping calm under pressure, working well with others, and communicating clearly - in a team or training environment.

What you'll be doing

  • You'll be managing contracts of subject matter experts/writers
  • You'll be editing written work, making sure it is in Canva's voice & tone
  • You'll be handing over scripts to the production team and trouble-shooting as needed
  • You'' be responsible for managing project timelines
  • You'll be adapting the Education2Employment curriculum across a range of creative disciplines
  • You'll be review and update on course content to include improvements and changes
  • You'll be signing off final videos from production team
  • You'll manage the LMS; uploading, look and feel, instructional design etc.
  • You'll partner with localisation teams to make course available in multiple languages

What you’ll achieve

  • You'll finalise the Graphic Design course for the E2E Program, ready for production.
  • You'll convert desktop lessons to mobile devices. 
  • You'll build and oversee other courses such as Social Media and Data Visualisation
Canva Information
Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been ranked Australia’s #1 place to work.
 
We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.
 
Psst -We have two in-house chefs that whip up amazing breakfasts and lunches for the whole team - check out what's cooking at: https://instagram.com/canvalife
 
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.  

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.