Telefund

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Are you a student at UT Knoxville looking for a part-time job on campus? The UTFI Telefund might be the place for you! The Telefund is a great way to meet new people, get involved with the UT system and have fun — all while earning a paycheck!

Description

Telefund employment will enhance your resume by adding conversational training, fundraising skills and public relations experience. Telefund student callers are not just fundraisers, but ambassadors for the university.

Salary: $7.50 per hour plus incentives, bonuses and possible promotions

Student callers contact alumni, friends and parents of the UT system to:
  • Update address, phone, business and email information
  • Keep alumni, parents and friends connected by informing them about news, events and campus or college projects.
  • Secure private support for needs of the UT system

Qualifications

  • Dependable students who are able to work well with others
  • A clear speaking voice
  • Commitment to work at least three shifts a week
  • Willingness to adhere to all University and UTFI Telefund work policies

Benefits

  • At $7.50/hour to start, it is one of the highest paying jobs on campus
  • Plenty of opportunities to earn incentives for great performance
  • With a raise after each of your first two semesters, the Telefund is a great long-term job while a student at UTK
  • Flexible scheduling makes it easy to juggle school, work and social activities
  • Location! The Telefund is convenient for students living on and off campus
  • It is a great resume builder! The skills learned at the Telefund will translate into any career field.
  • Opportunities for advancement with higher paying jobs as a student trainer or student manager
  • Ability to make new friends and begin getting involved on campus!

Hours of operation

All UTFI Telefund student employees are required to work a minimum of three shifts per week. Available work hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2-5; 6-9 p.m.
Callers choose a core schedule at the beginning of each semester based on their individual availability, but scheduling is flexible.

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About

Since 1985, students callers for the University of Tennessee Foundation Telefund have asked over 150,000 alumni donors for more than $9 million dollars for programs throughout the UT System. A significant reason for the Telefund Program’s success is the rapport student callers establish with each person over the phone. Telefund student callers work on the Knoxville campus, though they phone alumni on behalf of all UT campuses and colleges each Sunday-Thursday during the fall and spring semesters.

Approximately 65 student callers are employed each semester. While some students only work one semester, the Telefund Program has  a high retention rate of callers who come back semester after semester. The UTFI Telefund couldn’t be successful without the dedication of these student callers night after night.

Are you a student on the UT Knoxville campus looking for a part-time job on campus? The UTFI Telefund might be the place for you! Telefund employment will enhance your resume by adding conversational training, fundraising skills and public relations experience. The program seeks energetic, dependable student employees each semester to contact UT alumni across the nation about University programs and goals.