Careers

Curriculum Coordinators and Program Animators

Each summer, PSYL looks to hire a coordination team that embodies different styles of leadership and brings together diverse experiences 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 2018 are July 1st to August 9th.

PSYL 2018 Employment Opportunities

Administrative Coordinator -This position will support two programs: Keep the Cycle Going: Pearson Seminar on
Collaborative Leadership.  This is a full-time position beginning May 2nd until August 10th. The first month of work will be done remotely, with on-site work commencing on June 4th at Pearson College UWC.  Some weekend and evening work will be required.

This posting is now closed. Please check back in January for summer 2019 positions.

PSYL Curriculum Coordinator - The team of five Curriculum Coordinators,  a Wellness Coordinator/Counselor, and the Program Director 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 check back in January for summer 2019 positions.

PSCL Curriculum Coordinator -

The Program: Keep the Cycle Going: Pearson Seminar on Collaborative Leadership is a pilot program that invites 30 past Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL) participants 18 years of age and older to co-create a new program that deepens and extends their learning from PSYL. This program is grounded in co-creation where program participants will help shape and share decision making into the program content and design. The program will be semi-structured with space for possibilities to emerge.


Position Summary: A team of three Curriculum Coordinators, an Administrative Coordinator, and a Counsellor will collaborate as a core team to develop and implement the two-week Keep the Cycle Going: Pearson Seminar on Collaborative Leadership (PSCL), with input from the PSYL Director. The position will begin with four pre-program calls--two with the staff team, and two with both staff and program participants--to co-create the program. There will also be a program planning weekend (in person or remote) in March or April 2018 to build the program structure, curriculum, and overall design. In June, we will convene on campus for a week of program planning and preparation. The participants’ program will begin on June 9th, and ends on June 22nd. The staff team will continue for 4 days of debriefing, evaluation, celebration, and wrap-up.

For more information about this program check out the PSCL information page. For more information about this position and how to apply click here.

 

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Animators

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 9th to August 4th. 

2018 Animator Applications

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

 

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 psyl@pearsoncollege.ca

Past-participant Animators:  Click here for the application.   Past-participant animator applicants can submit their application by email to Program Director, at psyl@pearsoncollege.ca. These applications are due Wednesday February 28th, 2018.