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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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Advancement Coordinator | Full-Time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Advancement Coordinator

As a key member of the College’s Advancement and External Relations (AER) Department, the Advancement Coordinator will be responsible to gift processing, records management, and administration in support for the AER team. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Advancement Officers and the Director of Advancement and External Relations and will establish and maintain strong working relations with the members of the AER and Finance teams.

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Health Centre - Administrative Assistant

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Administrative Assistant to join our Wellness Team.

As part of the College’s Wellness Team, and under the direction of the Director of Health Services, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the operation of the Health Centre’s office. The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative functions ensuring the day-to-day health office runs effectively and efficiently.

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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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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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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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Opportunities with affiliate organizations

UWC National Committee of Canada | Executive Director
The UWC NCC Executive Director (ED) is a full-time position. The ED oversees all aspects of the NCC, is accountable to the Board of Directors of the NCC (NCC Board) and reports directly to the Board Chair(s). The ED is responsible for the leadership and supervision of any staff or consultants the NCC may hire. The ED works closely with relevant members of Pearson College staff, notably the Head of College and those responsible for Admissions (selection), Experiential Education (programming), Operations (Finance and HR), and Advancement & External Relations (fundraising, communications and marketing, community engagement and alumni relations). In addition, the ED oversees over 100 volunteers in the 14 NCC Chapters across Canada and manages the NCC’s relationship with the UWC International Office, as well as with all the other UWC schools and colleges.

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