Curriculum Coordinators,
Program Animators, and program administrator

Each summer, PSYL looks to hire a coordination team that embodies different identities, styles of leadership, and life experiences to bring together diversity in the fields of youth leadership education, social and environmental justice, and community change-making. We invite applications from individuals who are passionate about intercultural learning, transformative pedagogy and stepping outside of their own comfort zones. 

Some members of the 2017 Coordinator Team working on their dance moves.

Some members of the 2017 Coordinator Team working on their dance moves.

Coordinators  are asked to commit to the full program, including a training week prior to animator arrival and a debriefing week following program's end. The dates for 2019 are June 26th to August 7th.

PSYL 2019 Employment Opportunities

PSYL Curriculum Coordinator - The team of six Curriculum Coordinators,  a Wellness Coordinator/Counsellor, and the Program Directors work as a core team to develop and implement the three week Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership. The position begins with 2 days of planning in the spring (dates TBD), where we will build upon core curriculum and add the offerings of new team members and guest speakers. In July, we meet on campus with a week of program planning and preparation. A team of 16 youth volunteers (“Animators”) join us for a second week of preparation, where we provide them with peer-facilitation training and they assist us in designing activities for the program. The seminar begins on July 15th and concludes on August 4th. The staff team continues for 4 days of debriefing, evaluations, celebration, and wrap-up. The seminar is an intense community experience with long days; it is highly demanding and phenomenally rewarding!

This posting is now Closed. Please see job description here for details.

These positions have a rolling deadline until we find the right team. Please apply as soon as possible.

Priority will be given to applications received by April 10th 2019. Interviews will be held on April 13th and 14th via Skype.



The animator team is comprised of students from the international UWC network, as well as past PSYL participants. The Animators have integrated and participatory roles within PSYL. We place high expectations on the animators to model inclusive community and to positively encourage participant learning. We also support Animators' learning to grow their own skills and to step into new positions of leadership. While PSYL cannot provide travel funds for Animators, they will incur no expenses once they arrive on our campus: we provide full accommodation, all meals and program materials. As well, Animators are asked to commit to the full program, including a training week prior to participant arrival. The dates for animators are July 8th to August 3rd 2018. 

2019 Animator Applications are now Closed

Please see the information below to find out who to submit your application too. Click here for the application.

UWC Animators: Animator selection is individually coordinated by each UWC. The PSYL Program Director works with the UWC schools to oversee this process. If you would like to apply, please contact the appropriate staff person at your school for more information. PSYL accepts approximately 12 UWC animators each year. 

Pearson College UWC Animators: Pearson College UWC animator applicants apply directly to PSYL.  Pearson College UWC applicants can submit their application by email to Program Director, at

Past-participant Animators: Past-participant animator applicants can submit their application by email to Program Director, at These applications are due Sunday, April 7th, 2019.

Program Administrator

The Program Administrator supports the PSYL Program Director remotely until 27th June, 2019. During PSYL, this position works alongside a core team of 6 Curriculum Coordinators, a Counsellor, and the Program Director. From Mid April to June 26th work will be done remotely and be under 10 hours per week. Full-time on-site work commences on June 26th at Pearson College UWC. The successful candidate will have the option of living on-site during the program, or living off-site with the ability to work 5 days a week on-site. Meals and accommodation will also be provided (at no additional cost) during the program.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise: ● Detail oriented + excellent computer and administrative skills, especially with MS Excel ● Strong event planning experience and project management skills ● Strong communication skills in a team setting and with a variety of stakeholders ● Thrives in team-based environments ● Experience managing social media platforms, and creating content (photos, videos, etc) ● Standard first aid/CPR certification (or willingness to complete before June, 2019) is required

Please see job description here

This position has been filled.

Kathryn Mc Cabe, Program Co-Directors of PSYL at .