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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 Sunday-Wednesday, 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 Buzz Phonathon and SUNY Potsdam to each prospect

Call interviews will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 12. There will be a lab on September 25, 26, or 27. Calling for The Buzz and Admissions will be conducted Oct. 1- beginning of December if needed. If interested, email, or drop by Raymond Hall 505 to pick up instructions. You can also download the instructions here (PDF).