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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Head Nurse I 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 was founded as Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific and United World College (Canada) Inc. in 1974. Pearson is a unique, highly selective, two-year pre-university school for up to 200 students from across Canada and around the world chosen solely on their promise and potential and demonstrated commitment to actively engage in creating a better world. Students currently are selected from nearly 160 countries. Pearson is one of 18 UWC schools worldwide. (pearsoncollege.ca).

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Head Nurse

Reporting to: Director Human Resources

Position Summary:

The Head Nurse manages the day-to-day operation of the Campus Health Centre and attends to the clinical care of our student community.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, this position ensures high standards of clinical care, which includes maintaining Policy and Procedure manuals, hiring, training and supervising nursing and support staff and maintaining clinical hours to support the health needs of an approximately 200-student boarding community. The Head Nurse will promote awareness and knowledge of health care and wellness matters; and support the overall health of college students including collaboration with Dean of Students, Houseparents, and the Pearson community.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assess student health concerns in order to determine the appropriate treatment and/or consultation required within the accepted scope of practice
  • Order diagnostic and screening tests
  • Refer students to other healthcare professionals, as appropriate
  • Work with the regional Health Authority, and assist with the immunization program
  • Work with the adult community, students, and parents on ‘return to work protocols’ as it relates to injuries (i.e., concussions, etc.) and other medical or mental health circumstances
  • Work with the Director of Admissions to consult on students’ medical health and history
  • Respond to emergency situations, take change and coordinate with emergency medical services if needed, and implement follow-up nursing care
  • Provides medical expertise to the community and advises on community-wide health programs
  • Acts as key medical professional advisor to the College to ensure our standards are maintained to reflect changes to health-related legislation
  • Manages the health and wellness budget
  • Implements health and wellness programs to support student wellbeing
  • Works closely with the Health and Wellness team to ensure seamless and continuous care
  • Works with Advisors, Houseparents, Faculty and Staff to ensure an optimum plan of care for individual students
  • Maintains accurate medical records ensuring confidentiality including reporting accidents and injuries in accordance with College policies
  • Administers and records dispensing of medication following established protocols and maintains safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and medications
  • Builds and maintains positive and trusting relationships with the student population including understanding and sensitivity to diverse and multicultural populations
  • Establishes and builds working relationships with professional health resources in the community at large

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Current registration with B.C. College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as a registered nurse
  • Current CPR First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working in an international health care setting and/or working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Experience working with adolescents in a Health Care and/or Mental Health Care setting
  • A sensitive and empathic approach to communicating with students, family members and the adult community
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be tactful, demonstrate excellent judgment, and work as a positive and collaborative team member
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in nursing.
  • Emergency and mental health experience is considered an asset
  • Class 5 Driver’s License, Class 4 preferred

Compensation & Organization

This is a position works from mid-August to mid- June, located at Pearson College UWC in Metchosin, approximately 40 minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The College offers a salary range of $70,000-$75,000 plus 6% vacation, and health and wellness, to an outstanding and qualified professional.

The Head Nurse will have on-site accommodation and maintain a personal presence, visibility, and accessibility as an integral participant in all the diverse aspects of life at the College.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. Résumés and a cover letter can be emailed to hr@pearsoncollege.ca.

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.

 

Alumni Engagement Officer | Full-Time

These are exciting times to join the Pearson team. We are well into implementing actions from our Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan, we are on the verge of introducing a new Climate Action Leadership Diploma IB path and we are looking forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2024-25. We are currently looking for an outstanding Alumni Engagement Officer, reporting to the Director of Advancement and External Relations.

As we prepare to launch our new Strategic Plan 2022-27, we are recruiting for an outstanding Alumni Engagement Officer. We are looking for someone to develop a continuum of engagement for students and alumni, so that they can connect with each other and the College in an authentic and meaningful way that is appropriate for various stages of life. Our goal is for the Pearson and UWC mission to have ongoing, living impact through the lives and work of our alumni.

To do this, we are seeking a catalyst to lead this community and connection building among Pearson alumni, across cohorts, using digital platforms. We are looking for someone experienced in community development and organizing groups online, who has a track record of bringing people together, creating trust and connection. The ideal candidate will also bring experience with data management technology, ensuring we are capturing and making effective use of appropriate alumni data.

The Officer will initiate, lead and support programs and projects that strategically engage Pearson to build relationships, resources, and community to enhance support for the College and to foster a lifelong connection through Pearson to the UWC movement. 

Read the full job description.

Summer Camp Leader | Contract Position

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

Pearson College UWC was founded as Lester B. Pearson United World College (UWC) of the Pacific in 1974. Pearson is a unique, highly selective, two-year pre-university school for up to 200 students from across Canada and around the world chosen solely on their promise and potential and demonstrated commitment to actively engage in creating a better world. Students currently are selected from nearly 160 countries. Pearson is one of 18 UWC schools worldwide. (pearsoncollege.ca).

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Summer Camp Leader to support our summer camp for 6-14 year olds.

Reporting to:  Community Engagement and Partnership Manager

Position Summary: To provide a fun, safe and memorable experience for all Pearson summer camp participants.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  1. Daily Preparation
  • Arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to scheduled shift start
  • Review daily camp schedule
  • Prepare all required lists in binder
  • Prepare equipment for games and cultural activities, and supplies for crafts
  • Clean-up and put away equipment after activities are completed
  1. Group Supervision
  • Ensure safety of campers and safe conduct of all activities
  • Ensure proper sign in and out procedures
  • Be proactive with Head count for each session
  • Be an interactive and engaged supervisor
  • Provide for camper well-being at all times (fully hydrated, sun protection, no bullying)
  • Supervise field trips and ensure safe and proper behavior on the bus
  1. Group Facilitation
  • Provide a safe environment for quality game/activity and instruction
  • Be clear and concise when leading direction-Model drills
  • Participate fully in each activity, motivating and encouraging participants
  • Bring your own personal creativity into every activity

Compensation & Organization

This position is located at Pearson College UWC in Metchosin, approximately 40 minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Hourly rate is $19.00 per hour with work shifts of 8:00am-4:00pm or 9:00am-5:00pm. Start date is June 20 – 24 for 3 training days, plus 2 days of first aid training. June 27 – June 30 will be training, planning, and preparation week and summer camp will run from July 4 – August 5.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Résumés and a cover letter can be emailed to hr@pearsoncollege.ca.

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.

Summer Camp Staff Supervisor | Contract Position

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

Pearson College UWC was founded as Lester B. Pearson United World College (UWC) of the Pacific in 1974. Pearson is a unique, highly selective, two-year pre-university school for up to 200 students from across Canada and around the world chosen solely on their promise and potential and demonstrated commitment to actively engage in creating a better world. Students currently are selected from nearly 160 countries. Pearson is one of 18 UWC schools worldwide. (pearsoncollege.ca).

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Summer Camp Staff Supervisor.

Reporting to:  Community Engagement & Partnership Manager

Position Summary:  To lead Summer Camp Leaders in the delivery of a fun, fulfilling and rewarding experience for summer camp participants, including sports, cultural activities, and outdoor recreation for 6-14 year olds.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  1. Staff Supervision
  • Ensure Camp Leaders are overseeing their groups properly and implementing scheduled programs
  • Delegate daily set up and clean up tasks, and ensure follow through
  • Assist Camp Leaders with incident reports and timely follow up with parents
  • Manage staff binder, including but not limited to group lists, emergency contacts, waivers, emergency procedures
  • Mentor all Camp Leaders
  • Safety is paramount – ensure the safety of all summer camp participants
  • Ensure proper sign in and sign out for all summer camp participants
  • Ensure all Camp Leaders conduct routine head counts for all sessions
  • Be an interactive and engaged supervisor
  • Provide for the well-being of all participants (fully hydrated, sun protected, no bullying)
  • Ensure field trips are safe and properly supervised and that rules for proper bus behaviour are followed

Group Facilitation

  • Provide for a high level of safe game/activity instruction
  • Be clear and concise with direction and guidance
  • Ensure drills are modelled and practiced
  • Participate fully in each activity
  • Provide campers with encouragement and motivation
  • Bring your own personal creativity into every activity
  1. Camp Planning
  • Work alongside the Summer Camp Coordinator to assist with program planning and execution
  • Organize storage areas at the start and end of summer camp
  • Bring creativity and innovation to enhance the summer camp experience
    for all participants
  • Coordinate and participate in staff training and team building

Skills and Experience

  • Criminal record check
  • Standard first aid and CPR (training provided)
  • Proven problem-solver
  • Knows how and when to employ self-care strategies
  • Previous camp/outdoor education experience an asset
  • Community volunteer
  • Experience in a leadership role an asset
  • Experience working with children an asset

Personality Characteristics

  • Strong, proven leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative
  • Quick thinking
  • Energetic and outgoing
  • Enjoys working with and mentoring children

Compensation & Organization

This position is located at Pearson College UWC in Metchosin, approximately 40 minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Hourly rate is $21.00 per hour with work shifts of 8:00am-4:00pm or 9:00am-5:00pm. Start date is June 20 – 24 for 3 training days, plus 2 days of first aid training. June 27 – June 30 will be planning, and preparation week and summer camp will run from July 4 – August 5.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Résumés and a cover letter can be emailed to hr@pearsoncollege.ca.

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.

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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Multi-Lingual Tutors | Hourly

Pearson College UWC is an international school in Metchosin, BC that has students 16-19 years old from more than 80 countries. Our students engage in the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program, and many of them study literature in their mother tongue language. Students have access to a teacher on campus who facilitates their learning in English, but many of them do not have direct access to a teacher or tutor of their mother tongue. This position is seeking teachers or tutors who speak any of the following languages and can support students (virtually) with their oral and written literary analysis. Experience as a teacher or tutor, or professional writing experience.

Language support is needed for the following languages:

 Japanese, Portuguese, Swahili, Italian, Arabic, Swedish, Norwegian, Romanian, Greek, Greenlandic, Hebrew, Indonesian, Danish, Macedonian, German, Polish, Nepali, Hindi, Persian

The tutors would meet virtually one-on-one with students of their language, as needed, for 1-3 hours/week. Compensation is $25/hour and tutors are required to keep track of their time and submit for wages. Tutoring can begin as soon as successful applicants are identified and can continue until May 4, 2022.

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