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Student Caller Position
Student Employment
Clerical & Office Related
Non-Federal Work Study Only
SIU Foundation Carbondale-SIUC
Vice Chancellor for Develpment & Alumni Relations-SIUC

~~This position is with the Annual Giving program at the SIU Foundation.  The mission of the Foundation is to maximize private support for SIU. A key aspect of the Annual Giving program is contacting alumni and friends of SIU in an effort to help them stay connected with the University and to secure private support that provides educational opportunities for students.  We typically look for students with good communication and interpersonal skills who can articulate the mission of the SIU Foundation.  It is also important that the students who apply for this position keep up with current events and news regarding the campus.

All students interested in the position must complete an application form which can be located at

Student callers are interviewed before hiring decisions are made.  Students who are selected go through a training program.  The training sessions are scheduled on a Sunday so that they do not have to worry about schedule conflicts with classes and/or other school-related activities.

Job responsibilities: This position primarily involves contacting our alumni on behalf of the SIU Foundation.  During the phone call to our alumni, students provide campus updates, verify information and also request contributions to different funds that are primarily for scholarships and program needs.  Students work Sunday-Wednesday, from 5:30-9:00 p.m.  Work hours for Sunday are 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. All students are required to work every other Sunday and at least two days during the week, depending on their class schedule. 

Many of our former student callers have been able to secure professional positions in development, alumni relations and other professional fields.

Other requirements:

  • Enrolled as an SIU student.
  • Available to work Sundays from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Monday thru Wednesday, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • Student must possess good communication skills.
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SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.