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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 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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College Receptionist - Part time

We are recruiting for an outstanding Receptionist to join our team.

Position Summary:

As the first point of contact for the Pearson College UWC (College), the Receptionist’s key role is to provide all students, visitors, employees, volunteers and contractors, whether in person, via phone or email, with accurate information in a professional and customer service focused manner, while performing a variety of administrative functions ensuring the day-to-day front office runs effectively and efficiently.

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College Medical Assistant

We are recruiting for an outstanding Medical Assistant to join our team.

Position Summary:

The College Medical Assistant is responsible for providing health care services suited to the needs of the Pearson College student community; promoting awareness and knowledge of health care issues; supporting the health care program in collaboration with the College Nurse Manager, Dean of Students, Houseparents and the Pearson community; and coordinating training and support with the College Nurse Manager for students in providing emergency First Aid Services.

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