Apply to Be a Student Caller
"The IC Annual Fund phonathon can be an integral part of our student experience at Ithaca College. Speaking to alumni and parents on a regular basis is immensely rewarding, helping to sharpen our communication and relationship-building skills. Callers are the voice of the IC student community, and it's refreshing to share our experiences with parents and alumni,
who not only give us advice, but also listen to our stories and experiences as current students.
"One of the most rewarding parts of our job is the conversations we have. As we genuinely get to know each person we speak to,
a world of wonderful stories and insights opens up. As callers, we walk away from our shift with the satisfaction that we not only connected with parents and alumni about the College, gaining access to an array of incredible advice and memories, but we also gained a more holistic understanding of the importance of an IC education."
--Shaza '13, phonathon student supervisor
Currently enrolled in a degree program at Ithaca College
Familiarity with IC's campus, activities, and history
Interest in helping Ithaca College
Speak English clearly and communicate effectively by phone
Courteous and engaging personality
Able to present information concisely and persuasively
Able to follow directions and accurately record data/details
Good time-management skills
Inform IC alumni and parents about campus events, news,
enhancements, and initiatives
Professionally communicate IC's mission and priorities
Maintain and update information and records
Ask alumni and parents to make a gift to the College by credit
card or pledge
Accept constructive feedback and coaching from
phonathon student managers, supervisors, and call monitors,
as well as IC Annual Fund staff, to improve phoning skills and
Meet phonathon performance standards
Display a professional and positive attitude
Manage school work load and job hours
Uphold phonathon employment and confidentiality agreements
Work at least two shifts per week
Sunday afternoon, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Monday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday evening, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Attend and participate in monthly phonathon staff meetings
Condition of Employment
Must be in good judicial and academic standing (GPA of at
$8.50 per hour, with eligibility for performance incentives