Job Opportunities with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society


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Thank you for your interest in working for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. We are an inclusive employer and encourage all interested and qualified parties to apply as specified in each posting. Note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If there are no opportunities currently posted, please check back again at a later date.

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Fund Development Manager 

Student Opportunities

Grant Writer and Stewardship Assistant

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is hiring a Grant Writer and Stewardship Assistant for a nine-week term (June-August 2017). Reporting to the Development Manager, you are a post-secondary student or recent grad returning to full-time studies in September 2017, and you are under 30. You have a range of skills: excellent research and writing skills, quick learner, you work well independently as well as collaboratively, you are passionate about the non-profit sector, and you are independent and highly motivated.

You will develop and use a range of skills that are important in the non-profit sector, and you will get to participate in a positive and inclusive workplace environment, helping make a difference to the 45,000 Canadians with Down syndrome and their families.

  • Research: You will research available government, corporate and foundation funding programs using a database. We will provide training as required.
  • Writing: With the support of the Development Manager and other staff, you will draft grant proposals to support a variety of initiatives consistent with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s mandate.
  • Stewardship: You will support CDSS’s existing stewardship activities, including thanking donors, communicating impact, and developing communications protocols and procedures.
  • Other tasks as assigned

You will receive supervision and mentorship from the Development Manager and other staff members.


  • Post-secondary student or recent graduate returning to full-time studies in the fall semester (Sept-Dec 2017)
  • Age 30 or under
  • Able to demonstrate your excellence in writing and research
  • Passionate about the non-profit sector
  • A background in disability, rehabilitation studies, marketing, communications, or non-profit studies is an asset

Other Information:

Dates of employment: 19 June – 18 Aug 2017 (some flexibility)

Please submit a letter and resume along with a short (250-500 word) sample of your best writing (any genre) to with the subject heading: Grant Writer and Stewardship Assistant. Application deadline: May 23 2017