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Student Caller

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Student Caller
Role Title: *Undecided
Posting Number: SW0170923
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Virginia Tech Student Calling Center is a student-staffed fundraising program. Student callers contact alumni, parents, students, and others to promote investing in higher education as well as service to the university. Student callers, on behalf of Virginia Tech, contact donors and alumni by telephone for a variety of reasons, which includes obtaining financial support for the university, updating demographic data and sharing information regarding the university’s achievements, rankings, and programs. Only current full time Virginia Tech students should apply to this pool.

Required Qualifications:

Professional and/or volunteer experience working directly with the public.

Experience and/or training in marketing, sales, or public relations.

Experience using Microsoft Windows.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to organize and present facts in a concise and persuasive manner.

Ability to record data accurately.

Ability to build a strong compelling case in support of Virginia Tech and the VTSCC campaigns in interactions with prospects during telephone communication.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

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. Students will work the same shift each week.

Employment Comments:

Only current full time Virginia Tech students should apply to this pool.

This posting is for spring semester only.

A new posting will be created for each spring semester, summer session, and fall semester. Please check your application status to ensure your application is active.

How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting SW0170923. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331 or email hrservicecenter@vt.edu. A review of applications will begin after November 28, 2017.

Employee Category: Student Wage
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Department: University Development
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Available shifts 2-5:30pm & 5:45-9:15pm on Sundays & 5:45-9:15pm Mondays -Thursdays
Posting Date: 11/21/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/29/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81753

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
  4. List of References