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Student Callers - Phonathon Program - Department of Development and Alumni Engagement

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013
Date of Posting: 
August 1, 2013
Department of Development and Alumni Engagement
Student Callers - Phonathon Program
Hours of Work: 

8 hours per week

$10.40 per hour (vacation pay included)

Mid-October to Mid-December 2013

The Department of Development & Alumni Engagement is hiring students to work as Student Callers with the UPEI Annual Fund “Calling on You” Phonathon Program.
Student Callers hold an extremely important position within the University and gain valuable work experience that will help them throughout their lives. Through their work with the Phonathon, students learn to interact with people of all backgrounds and interests, communicate ideas and information clearly, and learn valuable negotiation techniques. Plus, they raise much needed funds for their University.
Student callers work for the Department of Development & Alumni Engagement, which is the fundraising and friend-raising branch of UPEI. All callers are trained to call UPEI Alumni in order to carry out three main functions:
• Ask for financial support for the UPEI Annual Fund
• Update contact information, which allows us to stay in touch with our alumni family
• Share information about University events and campus updates while generating goodwill toward UPEI.
The “Calling on YOU” program will run from mid October to mid December. A few students will be called back (as needed) for a couple of weeks in March/April. Students are required to work a minimum of two evenings per week (Tuesday – Thursday nights only) from 6 - 10 pm during the program.
• Applicants must be full time students at UPEI
• Applicants must be comfortable asking for donations over the telephone
• Applicants must be able to speak clear and fluent English
• Applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively, clearly and professionally
• 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
If you require further information, please contact Rose Barbour, Annual Giving & Database Coordinator at rbarbour@upei.ca.
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.

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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