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Student Callers - UPEI's Annual Fund (Panther Connectors) *Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015
Date of Posting: 
October 9, 2015
Department of Development & Alumni Engagement
Student Callers - UPEI's Annual Fund (Panther Connectors)
Hours of Work: 

Students are required to work a minimum of two evenings per week (Monday-Thursday) from 6 - 10 pm during the program.

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

Early November 2015 – Mid December 2015, with possible extension

The Department of Development & Alumni Engagement is seeking ambitious, dependable and goal oriented students to join our “Panther Connectors” team in support of UPEI’s Annual Fund.

Student Callers play a vital role within the University and will gain valuable work experience that will help them throughout their lives. Through their work, students learn to interact with people of all backgrounds and interests, communicate ideas and information clearly and help build strong relationships with our Alumni. Student Callers will also help to raise much needed funds in support of their University.

Student callers work for the Department of Development & Alumni Engagement, which is the friend-raising and fundraising branch of UPEI. All callers are trained to call UPEI Alumni in order to carry out three main functions:
• Share information about University events and campus updates while generating goodwill toward UPEI
• Update contact information, which allows us to stay in touch with our Alumni family
• Ask for financial support for the UPEI Annual Fund

• Applicants must be comfortable asking for donations over the telephone
• Hired Callers must attend Orientation/Training session (paid)
• Hired Callers must commit to working 2 shifts per week and follow attendance guidelines
• Hired Callers must learn fundraising techniques and follow calling guidelines

• Applicants must be able to speak clear and fluent English
• Applicants must be full time students at UPEI
• Applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively, clearly and professionally

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment, Policies and Procedures Manual.

If you require further information, please contact Kathy Weatherbie, Alumni Engagement Coordinator at krweatherbie@upei.ca.


Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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