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.

As an inherent part of our United World College values, Pearson College UWC is actively committed to Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek individuals who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of privilege and power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

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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IB English A: Language & Literature Teacher - Full Time

Pearson College UWC is seeking a teacher with a strong academic and practical teaching background in English literature and language to deliver the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) English Language and Literature SL/HL. The ability to provide the teaching component and facilitate the School Supported Self-Taught Literature A course would also be a significant asset.

The Language and Literature course introduces the critical study and interpretation of written and spoken texts from a wide range of literary forms and non-literary text-types. The course is organized into three areas of exploration and seven central concepts, and focuses on the study of both literary or non-literary texts. Together, the three areas of exploration of the course allow the student to explore the language in question through its cultural development and use, its media forms and functions, and its literature. Students develop skills of literary and textual analysis, and also the ability to present their ideas effectively. A key aim is the development of critical literacy.

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Musical Leader & Choir Conductor| Part-Time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Musical Leader & Choir Conductor.

The Musical Leader & Choir Conductor is an hourly paid position responsible for all aspects of leading and managing choral music as well as the musical performance activity at Pearson College UWC. This position plays a leading role in the organization and delivery of a small number of musical concerns.

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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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Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement | Full-Time

We are privileged to learn, work, and live on the traditional territory of the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation.

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement.

Position Summary:

The overarching goals of Pearson College UWC include a necessity to understand, envision and take action to create a strengthened relationship with Indigenous peoples and to provide a culturally responsive, and culturally safe education system and living environment for all Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Reporting to the President and Head of College, and with the support of the College and its staff, the Director, Indigenous Initiatives, and Engagement will oversee implementation of the College’s Indigenous Vision and Reconciliation Action Plan with responsibility to lead and strengthen Indigenous education support and the College’s increasing and authentic engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations.

Specifically, the Director will be key in developing, supporting, and implementing Indigenous educational programming, such as language, culture, and land-based programs. This will include, but will not be limited to, supporting faculty members in designing, guiding, and implementing Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and seeing into their curriculum, supporting Indigenous students, and working across the Pearson community to support awareness and understanding. As well, the Director will work with staff, alumni, volunteers, and supporters across the College community in outreach to regional and other Indigenous communities and organizations.

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