Office of Institutional Advancement
Director of Annual Giving
General Position Description:
The Student Communicator reports to either the Student Calling Assistants, Calling
Supervisor, and/or the Phonathon Coordinator.
The Student Communicator is critical to the success of the campaign as this job is
two-fold: working for the University as a public relations officer and working as a fund
raiser for the university.
The critical skills needed for success are as follows:
- Excellent written, verbal and communication skills;
- Outgoing, motivating personality;
- Positive attitude;
- At ease speaking with many people of various backgrounds;
- Comfortable and confident asking people for money;
- Knowledgeable of activities/events occurring at the
- Effective time management skills.
The Student Communicator will work a minimum of eight hours per week.
The hours run from 5:30 to 9:30pm Sunday-Thursday evenings.
The exact schedule will be determined prior to the first calling shift.
The Student Communicator will have specific duties which consist of telephoning university
prospects (including alumni, friends and parents of current students) and raising money
for the university.
He/she will also be required to keep honest and accurate records while completing and/or
updating prospect information.
The Student Communicator conducts him/herself as part of a team striving to surpass the
programs projected processing rates, pledge rates, average pledge, and dollars
They look upon their own performance as a challenge to attain the highest level of
proficiency in yield per decision, average pledge, total decisions and pledge percentage.
In addition, the Student Communicator will also act, speak and dress in an appropriate