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 17 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 Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation, Pearson College UWC is one of 17 UWC (United World Colleges) located around the world.
Current job postings
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Experiential Education Coordinator
Reporting to: Vice President of Education and Programming
Pearson College UWC is seeking an Experiential Education Coordinator to lead the process of education through direct experience, critical reflection, dialogue, conceptualisation and active experimentation. The Coordinator is responsible for implementing experiential education and supporting others in doing the same. This includes leading the team of coordinators and animators in the design and delivery of the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL) every summer.
For the full job description please click here.
Volunteer Positions available in Maintenance, Administration and Special Events
Reporting to: Varies
Pearson College UWC is seeking volunteers who contribute to a positive and supportive
atmosphere by working with various teams.
We are looking for volunteers available for a variety of time commitments from once a week, short term projects or for annual events for a minimum of four hours daily. We appreciate whatever you are able to contribute. Your knowledge may hold the answer to solving our puzzle.
Volunteers are given a project that matches their skills and interests. Training will be provided.
Depending on availability, accommodation and meals can be provided to you when you are
volunteering at the College. Volunteers must have a criminal record clearance.
Pearson College UWC is a unique two-year pre-university school for students selected from around the world based solely on their promise and potential and demonstrated commitment to engage actively in creating a better world. Students currently attend from over eighty countries and whose backgrounds intentionally represent some of the tensions in the world. All attend on needs-based scholarships. Money is neither a barrier nor a ticket to admissions. Students live together on the southern tip of Vancouver Island while studying the International Baccalaureate program and pursuing explicitly the mission of the United World Colleges (UWC) to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. The College is developing an innovative curriculum parallel to the Theory of Knowledge course that develops the skills, competencies and dispositions students require to carry out the UWC mission and live the UWC values in their lives, what some refer to as 21st century skills.
Please send your letter of interest outlining your previous work experience and skills to firstname.lastname@example.org.