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 cards completely and with detail 

  • Attend training sessions as needed


  • Comfortable asking prospects to donate money to SUNY Potsdam, using specific amounts

  • Able to speak clearly and correctly on the telephone

  • Capable of working with many scripts and choosing an applicable script for each call

  • Able to portray a positive energy of the Phonathon and SUNY Potsdam to each prospect            

Interviews will be held from August 30 to September 17. If hired, training will be held on Sunday, September 22, and a lab will be held on either September 23, 24, or 25 in the evening. Calling will be on Sunday-Thursdays, September 29 - November 20. If interested, please print and complete the Application (PDF).  The application can be e-mailed to, dropped off at Raymond 505, or mailed to Ellen Nesbitt, SUNY Potsdam, Raymond 505, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676.