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Are you interested in talking to alumni and building support for SFU? Then we have the perfect job for you! We’re accepting student fundraiser applications for the SFU Annual Giving Call Centre.

The low down. You’ll be calling alumni and asking for donations for scholarships, bursaries, awards, research projects and more.

What’s in it for me? You’ll receive paid, professional telemarketing training and learn valuable communication and leadership skills - awesome resume builder.

Wait, there’s more. You’ll meet some cool new people in an upbeat and fun environment…and there may be pizza…and cake.

Need more convincing? Hear from some of our fundraisers:

“I used to be so shy and anxious, this job has taught me to be more confident in myself.” - 4th year Health Sciences student. 2nd semester at Call Centre

“I can handle rejection a lot better now. Also, it is a great opportunity to gain more knowledge/ possibilities for post-grad.” - 2nd year Psychology and Visual Arts student. 2nd semester at Call Centre

“This job teaches you perseverance. You are constantly put in situations where you have to think on your feet & power through.” - 3rd year Business student. 2nd semester at Call Centre

“This job has given me the ability to have a conversation with anyone!” - 3rd year Psychology student. 2nd semester at Call Centre

What you need

  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Fantastic telephone manners
  • Positive, enthusiastic and motivated attitude
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member
  • Available to work 2-3 shifts per week

When you work

You are expected to work at least two shifts per week. Shifts are available on:

  • Sundays: 12 - 4 pm
  • Mondays to Thursdays: 5 - 9 pm

What you're paid

$ 15.85/hour (after a probationary period)

How you apply

Please fill out this form to apply.

How we hire

  1. Phone interview. Since 99% of this job is on the phone, we’ll be evaluating your communication, attitude, tone and volume.
  2. In-person interview. If you qualify, this is your opportunity to show us why you would be a great candidate for this position.
  3. Reference checks. If you move past the interview process, be prepared to provide at least two references.
  4. If your references meet our requirements, you’ll be officially offered a position with the student calling program.

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