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Phonathon Caller Job Description


Students make the best ambassadors for L&C

Student callers are essential to the success of fundraising at L&C and to maintaining strong relationships with alumni and parents. Students are the best ambassadors to talk about the L&C experience - because they’re living it.

This position requires excellent communication skills, a problem-solving mentality, the ability to think on your feet in a fast-paced environment, and a genuine affinity for Lewis & Clark. Working on the Phonathon team is a great opportunity to improve your communication, fundraising, and public relations skills for life after L&C.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serve as an ambassador by establishing an open and engaging line of communication between the College and its supporters.
  • Gain an understanding of the College, its organizational structure, and its annual needs for financial support.
  • Call constituents (alumni, parents and friends of L&C) to build rapport, update demographic information and acquire gifts to the Annual Fund.
  • Work with other callers in a team oriented environment to further the development of the student calling program and reach goals.
  • Commit to a minimum of 7.5-11.25 hours (2-3 shifts) per week.
  • Arrive on time and with a positive attitude to calling sessions.
  • Handle personal information with extreme confidentiality.
  • Have a good time and make new friends!



  • Competitive wages: Phonathon callers make $11.00/hour, with opportunities for bonuses and advancement.
  • Build your resume: Develop strong public relations, fundraising, communication, and marketing skills.
  • Network: Converse with alumni in various professions all across the United States.
  • Incentives: Prizes, snacks, pizza parties, and end-of-semester celebrations.


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