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Below is a listing of current career opportunities with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation. Please check back in the future for more opportunities.



Our Organization

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) is an award-winning, registered Canadian charity, established in 1995. The Foundation’s centre is in Burnaby, BC, with satellite programs in Abbotsford, North Vancouver and Surrey. Our mission is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals and families, we are a bridge between research and practice.

The DSRF team is a close-knit group of professionals who are proud of what they do and their organization.

The Opportunity

DSRF has a new opportunity for an Accounting Assistant to join our team in Burnaby on a flexible part-time basis (up to 10 hours weekly).  This is a newly created position and a chance for the right person to make their mark in a welcoming, progressive organization where the average staff tenure is greater than five years.

As the Accounting Assistant you will be responsible for Accounts Receivable duties, including:

  • Preparing invoices and distributing them to families, corporations, government and other agencies as required
  • Communicating with customers with outstanding receivables
  • Posting deposits
  • Updating the Salesforce CRM with donations and program information
  • Performing other accounting and administrative duties as required
  • Providing confidential support to the Director, Finance and Administration

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting software
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong organizational skills, work ethic and positive attitude
  • Able to perform routine duties meticulously
  • Excellent email and telephone etiquette
  • Related experience working in a non-profit organization an asset
  • Experience with Salesforce an asset

Please note all employees of DSRF are required to have a Criminal Records Check.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining DSRF’s team please submit your covering letter and resume to info@dsrf.org and be sure to quote “Accounting Assistant Application” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their time and effort in applying however only those who are selected for interview will be contacted.  Please, no telephone calls or office visits.

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E-mail: info@dsrf.org