Alumni Annual Appeal Calling Program Job Description
Alumni Annual Appeal Student Fundraiser
The SFU Alumni Appeal Student Calling Program is a fundraising appeal conducted each year by the University and the Alumni Association. SFU students are hired and trained to make telephone calls to more than 60,000 Simon Fraser graduates. These calls help to build positive relationships with our alumni, and raise funds for students and programs, like scholarships, bursaries, the library and more.
As a student fundraiser, you will have the opportunity to earn money and prizes while meeting new people in an upbeat and energized environment.
The skills you gain in this position are transferable to any job you take in the future. Future employers looking at your resume will ask you about this position. They are always interested in hiring people that have the skills that you will learn and enhance in this position.
An email that was recently received from a Spring 2008 Fundraiser:
“I am having a great summer in Ottawa doing co-op right now. In fact, it is an 8 month term and that means I will be staying in Ottawa until the end of the year. My experience with the calling campaign has helped me a lot in terms of telemarketing, fundraising, working with non profit, building up my confidence on the phone, and networking. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience all of this.” … Christina
Strong communication skills, ability to work alone and as a member of a team, positive attitude, self-motivation and enthusiasm; punctuality and consistent attendance are a must. This position requires a great deal of professionalism and good telephone manners. Please be available to work any 2-3 shifts per week.
Previous telephone and/or fundraising experience is an asset, but not required. Paid training will be provided.
LENGTH OF POSITION:
September 27, 2010 to December 2, 2010 (Training on September 25 AND 26)
Monday to Thursday, 5 – 9 PM and Sunday 12 – 6 PM *(any 2-3 shifts)
All dates subject to change.
NB: There is also the possibility of employment in the Spring 2011 and subsequent appeals.
$ 10.00 per hour, plus cash bonuses and prizes.
Pay increased depending on leadership and performance.
Please send resume/cover letter to:
Campaign Assistant, Annual Campaign
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 778.782.4958