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Why Work at Pearson College UWC?

Pearson College UWC is a unique and vibrant Canadian educational institution — and a fulfilling place to work! We offer all employees a competitive compensation and benefits package, including opportunities for professional development. Pearson College UWC welcomes qualified applications from individuals with a diverse array of backgrounds. For inquiries regarding employment at the College, please contact our Human Resources department by email. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

What We Do

As one of 18 UWC (United World Colleges) schools, our mission is aligned with that of the UWC: “To make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.”

The College welcomes these students regardless of their socio-economic background, politics, religion, ethnicity, language or gender. Our education actively promotes intercultural understanding and the development of genuine concern for others, founded on shared life experiences and cooperative, residential living. The experiential education program is intense and rigorous, designed to support students to become emerging leaders who understand that change is possible through skilled dialogue, courageous action and a determination to make situations better — whether local, national or international in scope.

With this intentionally diverse population of students, the College builds a purposeful and highly experiential program. Much of what we do focuses on getting to know and understand each other. This begins with each student sharing a room with three others—four students who likely come from four different countries, with four different first languages, four different religious backgrounds, four different food cultures and four different musical genre preferences. Through this challenging living model, they learn one of the College’s most important lessons: tolerance.

As Lester B. Pearson himself once said, “How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”

Where Are We Located?

Located in a beautiful wilderness setting near Victoria on Vancouver Island, and on the unceded territory of the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation, Pearson College UWC is one of 18 UWC (United World Colleges) located around the world.

Current job postings

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Multimedia and Communications Consultant

The Pearson College UWC ( Communications team is looking for an enthusiastic, talented individual to work with us on an occasional basis. Tasks may encompass web content creation, web development, social media creation, video and sound production and editing and potentially some marketing and writing initiatives. Work is virtual but locally based contractors may be offered some on-campus opportunities.

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IB Mathematics Teacher | Part Time

Pearson College UWC is seeking a teacher with a strong academic and practical teaching background in mathematics to deliver the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Mathematics courses. The IB mathematics courses serve to accommodate the range of needs, interests and abilities of students, and to fulfill the requirements of various university and career aspirations. Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of IB mathematics courses and all levels. Expertise and interest to teach other IB DP subjects would be an asset.

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Director of Admissions | Full time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Director of Admissions to join our team.

The Director of Admissions oversees all aspects of the admissions process. This includes, but is not limited to: developing strategy related to the promotion of enrolment opportunities; implementation of the College’s policies related to annual enrolments; coordination of processes related to student recruitment and enrolment; liaison with the UWC International Office, other UWCs, UWC National Committees and selection contacts, and prospective students concerning a broad range of enrolment/admissions issues; administration of annual budget related to admissions and enrolment processes; and maintenance of accurate enrolment records and statistics.

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IB French A Language & Literature Teacher | Part Time

Pearson College UWC is seeking a teacher with a strong academic and practical background in French who will be able to teach two classes of International Baccalaureate French A: Language and Literature (SL/HL) for the 2021-2022 school year. The course is designed to support Francophone and fluent-French speaking students in developing critical literacy.  

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College Driver - Part time

We are recruiting for an outstanding College Driver to join our Operations team.

Position Summary:

The College is seeking part-time driver(s) to support shuttle bus and other College vehicle driving services for student and employee transportation. A roster of drivers will be assigned to conduct scheduled transportation runs during the week and on weekends throughout the College academic terms from September to end of May.

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Finance - Accounting Specialist | Full Time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Finance – Accounting Specialist to join our Finance Team.

In support of the College’s Finance team, the Finance-Accounting Specialist processes financial transactions within Financial Edge systems, along with reconciling various accounts, producing a variety of reconciling reports and assisting with year-end preparations for the annual audit.

The Finance-Accounting Specialist will also be the point of contact for internal stakeholders by responding to enquiries, ensuring accuracy of data, and resolving any discrepancies.

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