Senior Corporate Counsel at Canva

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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.

We’re looking for a Senior Corporate Counsel to join our team and undertake the best work of their career. The role is part of a close-knit Legal Team team here at Canva, and will provide support on a number of exciting transactional matters. 

This work is challenging and our execution on it is why the team won the award for its category at the 2019 and 2020 Australian Corporate Counsel Awards. You’ll thrive in a fast-moving, fluid environment, and be passionate about implementing change, good processes and procedures in a commercial setting at one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies.

What you'll do:

  • Help manage global M&A and investment transactions in collaboration with our Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Counsel, including structuring transactions, drafting term sheets and other preliminary documentation, managing deal processes, performing due diligence, negotiating definitive documentation, assisting on regulatory filings, closing deals and managing pre- and post-closing integration 
  • Drive continuous improvements, scalability and operational excellence in deal processes and execution
  • Advise on various corporate securities and corporate governance related matters, including in the areas of securities regulation and compliance and Delaware corporate law
  • Assist as needed with Canva’s global subsidiaries and help drive our global expansion efforts
  • Assist with company capitalization matters, including helping to negotiate private financing transactions
  • Provide pragmatic and risk weighted advice for internal stakeholders on a number of other corporate and transactional related matters
  • Establish appropriate policies, processes, and systems in areas of coverage that enable the company to grow and scale effectively
  • Work cross functionally across the company to analyze legal risks, devise creative solutions and develop strong, trusted advisor relationships
  • Keep current on applicable securities laws, corporate governance developments, market trends, and best practices to ensure continued compliance and identify emerging trends and risk
  • Pitch in on other legal matters in order to support the growth of the business

What we are looking for:

  • You’ll have 10+ years of relevant experience, including general corporate, securities, corporate governance, ventures, and M&A experience gained at law firms and in-house legal departments (ideally at a SaaS or other technology company) in roles of increasing responsibility
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor or equivalent qualification and admitted to practice in Australia or the United States 
  • You are not afraid to get your hands dirty - no task is too big or too small
  • You are excited by the challenge of the role and are keen to develop it and grow it as Canva continues to scale
  • You possess strong organizational skills and you have experience working directly with stakeholders inside and outside the legal function
  • You have proven your ability to engage others using your excellent oral and written communication skills
  • You are resourceful and self-motivated and have exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • You can work well in a team but are capable of working autonomously
  • You have demonstrated an ability to exercise good judgment under intense pressure
  • You are risk aware, not risk averse 
  • You have a keen eye for detail

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.

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Location

Our Austin offices are in the historical Sixth Street area in the heart of downtown,

An Insider's view of Canva

How does your team reward individual success?

Canva teams set seasonal goals and we celebrate BIG when we achieve each goal. We have celebrated our success by enjoying taco nights, cocktail classes and currently planning a DIY pottery night. Canva also has a very active #kudos slack channel!

Pooja

Partner Success Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Canva enables me to grow by providing workshops and training sessions that have given me a solid foundation for my role. There is a focus to promote from within and provide everyone the opportunity to explore whichever path they choose. Our “Vibe and Thrive” allowance also makes sure our mental and physical health are always taken care of!

Kendall

Sales Development Representative

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of Canva’s core values is to Make Complex Things Simple. We find innovative ways to make legal concepts more approachable to non-lawyers and reduce the need to involve Legal with every move. By removing complexities we encourage an environment of trust and openness for our internal stakeholders and our millions of users.

Suhayb

Senior Legal Counsel

What's something quirky about your company?

Season Openers are company events where Canva celebrates our wins and rallies around our goals. They're also some of the most over-the-top and quirky events you'll ever see. On my first day, at my first season opener, I learned about Canva through a Hollywood-worthy parody of "The Office"— I knew then I had found my new home!

Sergio

Design Ops & Studio Lead

What are Canva Perks + Benefits

Canva Benefits Overview

At Canva, our values are at the heart of who we are. They keep us moving forward, together, to achieve our mission of empowering the world to design. The purpose of Canva’s benefits is to empower Canvanauts to invest in themselves and live our values, every single day. Canva’s benefits are based on four key pillars - Environment, Human, Social and Economic. Each of these enhances the Canva culture and enables our team to do the best work of their lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Canva offers employees a $50/month gym reimbursement
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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