Why Work at Pearson College UWC?

Careers at Pearson College UWC offer employees a competitive compensation and benefits package, including opportunities for professional development. We are a unique and vibrant Canadian educational institution — and a fulfilling place to work! 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?”

Choosing a career at Pearson College, all employees are contributing to our experiential program, while supporting our students in their chosen endeavours in many different ways.

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 career opportunities at Pearson

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Houseparents | Part-Time

We are recruiting outstanding Houseparents to support our student residential life program!

You would play a central guiding and supporting role in the life of our students during their two years on campus. Houseparents generate a sense of family in the house and guide the students in creating and supporting a strong and healthy community.

Learn more and apply here

NCC Operations and Engagement Coordinator - Part-Time

We are looking for someone who is passionate about diversity, understanding of differences,
supporting students and alumni on their UWC journeys and developing sustainable operational
processes and systems. Someone who is hard-working, adaptable, diplomatic, has strong
judgment, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, particularly when it comes to handling
sensitive, complex, and confidential information. This job requires autonomy, as well as excellent
collaboration skills.

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Director of Admissions | Full-Time

We are currently hiring for a full-time Director of Admissions.

The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the admissions process. This includes, but is not limited to: developing strategy related to the promotion of enrolment opportunities; implementation of the College’s policies related to annual enrolments; coordination of processes related to student recruitment and enrolment; liaison with the UWC International Office, other UWCs, UWC National Committees and selection contacts, and prospective students concerning a broad range of enrolment/admissions issues; administration of annual budget related to admissions and enrolment processes; and maintenance of accurate enrolment records and statistics.

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Donor Relations Coordinator | Full-Time

We are searching for a Donor Relations Coordinator to join their dedicated Advancement and External Relations team.

Reporting to the Annual Giving Manager, the Donor Relations Coordinator is a relationship-focused team player that excels at event coordination and engagement. As part of a committed team that keeps Pearson’s mission top of mind, you will coordinate and implement campaign events and strategies that will enhance relationships with a community of current and potential donors and supporters, increasing their engagement with the College to support the vision for the College’s short- and long-term fundraising goals.

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Annual Giving Manager | Full-Time

We are searching for an Annual Giving Manager to join our Advancement and External Relations team.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement and External Relations, the Annual Giving Manager is a creative and driven leader that thrives in engaging and inspiring a community of alumni and supporters to champion the vision for the College’s short- and long-term fundraising goals. You will lead a small but mighty team to develop and execute strategies that increase donor retention, acquisition, engagement, and oversight of their annual giving program. This includes supporting the College’s existing $40 million ‘Renew and Re-found’ campaign to reach its final goal.

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Senior Alumni Engagement Officer | Full-Time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Senior Alumni Engagement Officer.

Position Summary:

The Senior Alumni Engagement Officer will implement our Alumni Engagement program, in alignment with our Strategic Plan 2022-27. The incumbent will be a catalyst leading connection building among Pearson alumni, current students, and the broader Pearson community. We are looking for someone experienced in community development and organizing groups online, in person and through hybrid opportunities. This person will have a proven 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.

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Director of Finance and Information Technology | Full-Time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding Director of Finance and Information Technology.

Position Summary:

The Director of Finance and Information Technology (IT) is responsible for managing the financial affairs of the College as well as strategic financial planning and IT operations. The position provides financial leadership, manages budgets, oversees accounting functions, conducts forecast analysis, and monitors cash flow and credit accounts. The Director must ensure compliance with all applicable financial legislation. For IT, the Director is responsible for implementing all technology and computing applications while managing IT staff members and implementing modern technology upgrades. The Director plays a key role in long and short-term strategic decision-making and is a member of the Leadership Team.

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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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Dinghy Sailing Instructor | Part-Time

Pearson College UWC is recruiting for an outstanding part-time Dinghy Sailing Instructor.

The incumbent will support Pearson’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) curriculum that promotes creativity, activity and service (CAS). This experiential learning component is aimed at helping students discover causes and activities that matter to them and learn how to turn them into initiatives, projects and activities that can help others long after students have left the College. Outdoor activities encourage students to challenge themselves, promote activity and exercise as a crucial part of their school experience and provide an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the region and interact with area residents.

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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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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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