Work For Us
Why work for us?
The Virginia Tech Student Calling Center relies on enthusiastic, friendly, and motivated students to help the university grow. While working for the VTSCC, callers have the opportunity to build job skills that will look great on a resume, while earning competitive pay.
The VTSCC is a student-staffed fundraising organization located in the University Mall on the Blacksburg Transit’s Tom’s Creek Route. Students call alumni, parents, and friends of Virginia Tech to raise money for the many academic programs across campus.
The Student Calling Center is now hiring. If you are a current, full time Virginia Tech student we encourage you to explore this exciting job opportunity.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Serve as an ambassador by establishing an open and engaging line of communication between Virginia Tech and its supporters.
- Gain an understanding of the university, its organizational structure, and its annual needs for financial support.
- Call alumni, parents and friends of Virginia Tech 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 two shifts per week.
- Arrive on time and with a positive attitude to scheduled calling sessions.
- Handle personal information with extreme confidentiality.
- Have a good time and make new friends!
- Competitive wages: Phonathon callers begin at $10/hour, with opportunities for pay increases.
- Opportunities for 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.
- Ideal work hours: evenings and weekends.
- Incentives: Prizes earned for meeting team goals and end-of-semester celebrations.
- Paid training program: includes scripts, role-playing, and one-on-one coaching.
- Can speak English clearly
- Can record data accurately
- Have experience with Microsoft Windows
- Can present a compelling case to persuade people to support Virginia Tech programs
Student callers are responsible for communicating the goals and accomplishments of the university to potential donors to give money in support of the academic programs and various university fundraising efforts across campus. VTSCC callers should exhibit leadership, professionalism, initiative, and a positive attitude when performing all duties.
Students may choose to work those days that best fit their schedules. Shifts are from 2-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-9:15 p.m. on Sundays, and from 5:45-9:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.