Oct 28, 2022

Head of Internal Communications

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 100+ million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About the role and team

As the Head of Internal Communications, you’ll lead a small team that will be the lifeline that keeps Canvanauts (Canva employees)  connected worldwide. Through your leadership, you will build the strategies and structure needed to disseminate the right information, to the right audiences, through the right channels at all times. It is a critical function that not only keeps employees informed, but it also reinforces inclusion, a sense of belonging and company pride. You’ll be an integral part of our People leadership team, working closely with various internal teams to ensure our unique culture, mission and values come to life. 

We’re looking for a strategic player who is constantly working to bridge communication between Canvanauts and the business at large. This is a role for someone excited by the opportunity to build, structure and optimise our global internal communications function.   

You must have exceptional written, visual and verbal communication skills, the ability to manage complex stakeholder environments and a passion for rallying people around a single unified plan.  While this role will be building the long term vision of the team and internal comms function, the ability to roll up your sleeves when required will be essential.

Reporting into the Head of People, you’ll bring global experience to build and lead our internal comms team, partnering with leaders and team members across our global offices to drive impact and clarity across our global team of over 3,000. 

What you’ll do

  • Set a vision, design a strategy, and align the Internal Comms organisation to drive priorities which closely align the broader organisational goals by developing long term internal communications strategies and goals; proactively identifying gaps and opportunities.
  • Partner closely with various People oriented functions, including People Operations and People Experience, to be in lock step with larger employee and culture goals towards our company mission. You will also collaborate across the organisation with teams such as Corporate Communications, Events, Engineering, Product, Design and our regional offices worldwide to ensure clear messaging cascades through the organisation.
  • Bring our Celebration of Diversity work to life through thoughtful and inclusive programs, partnering with our internal Canva Communities

What we're looking for

  • You have 10+ years experience in Communications 
  • 5+ years experience leading global communications teams
  • You have aligned and led global teams with detailed written and visual communications
  • You are able to grow, inspire and coach impactful teams
  • You have navigated complex stakeholder environments to drive tangible business outcomes
  • Exceptional at planning, organising, prioritising, and executing simultaneous projects
  • Tenacity for impact, execution and delivery with scalability
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.

Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 
We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.   

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.