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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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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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Planned Giving Officer - Part time

We are recruiting for an experienced, energetic and results-oriented fund raising professional for the role of Planned Giving Officer.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this part-time position (10-15 hours per week) is a key role within Pearson’s fundraising team. The successful candidate will establish and maintain strong working relationships with the Advancement, Communications and Alumni Relations team members and other members of the College staff and faculty. 

With demonstrated success at growing planned giving programs and a solid understanding of institutional philanthropy, the incumbent applies superior organizational and interpersonal skills to enhance a robust network of donors and prospects to support the mission, vision and values of Pearson College and the UWC movement.  

The Planned Giving Officer is adaptable and able to navigate Pearson’s unique culture and relationships, and adept at engaging stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization. Personable and engaging, the successful candidate will be a dedicated and collaborative team player, listening actively to input and contributing meaningfully to growing Pearson’s philanthropy program.  

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