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Student Phonathon Positions

Phonathon callers assist the office of College Advancement at SUNY Potsdam with securing annual gifts and pledges for The Fund for Potsdam.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build rapport with prospective donors and provide information about SUNY Potsdam
  • Obtain gifts and pledges of monetary support
  • Update prospect information
  • Determine prospect's preferred method of contact
  • Fill out pledge form on computer completely and with detail
  • Attend training sessions as needed


  • Comfortable asking prospects to donate money to SUNY Potsdam, using specific amounts
  • Able to focus on multiple tasks

    Must be available for a minimum of 3 shifts (Shifts are Sun-Thr 6-9 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.)

  • Able to speak clearly and correctly on the telephone via computer
  • Able to portray a positive energy of the Phonathon (The Buzz) and SUNY Potsdam to each prospect

Interviews will be held from September 1-9. If hired, training will be held on Sunday, September 11 and Sunday, September 18. There will also be a lab on September 19, 20, or 21. Calling will begin on September 22 and continue into November. If interested, email for an application or drop by Raymond Hall 505 to pick one up.