UCD Foundation Calling Campaign Spring 2021

UCD Foundation will be running its Spring Calling Campaign starting 1st February 2021 

It will be a six – eight week campaign with the possibility of full time summer work for top performers. We are seeking up to 50 enthusiastic students to join the team. Callers are paid €10.20 per hour. Students who have previously worked for the Calling Campaign have found it a worthwhile experience where they learn techniques which can be applied both to sales and fundraising and enhance their current skill set, help a very worthy cause and also meet and speak with a broad range of interesting people (which includes your fellow student callers!)

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Key Dates:

  • Close Of Recruitment: 22nd January At 11am
  • Interview Offers Via Email: 22nd January
  • Interviews (Held Via Zoom): 25th – 27th January  (Tbc)
  • Training Day (Paid* And Compulsory): Saturday 30th January  (Tbc)
  • First Day Of Calling: 1st February

The role of student callers:

Students call graduates on behalf of the university, the purpose of the call is twofold. Firstly it is so we can engage with graduates about their time at UCD, and also make sure graduate feels connected and up to date about developments on campus.

Secondly, the caller will ask if the graduate would be willing to make a donation to the UCD Foundation to support the projects we are working on. This is a fundraising position and students are provided with full training prior to calling and supervisors will be on hand during calling to support callers during each shift. Student callers are not cold callers but important ambassadors carrying out good work for the university.

“I have loved being part of such a fun, collaborative team that have worked so hard during the pandemic to continue to help support students. Talking to graduates has been an enlightening experience, getting to hear how UCD has improved over the years and how positive people’s time here has been. I would highly recommend the job as both an amazing learning environment and an eye-opener for career growth and possibilities.”

 – Megan, Student Caller 2020

What we are looking for:

  • Fluent English Both Spoken And Written
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Energy And Enthusiasm For The Role
  • University Pride

Tips to stand out:

  • Previous Involvement With Charities Or Work Experience In General
  • Previous Experience With Fundraising And Sales Would Be A Bonus

The interview process and training are via Zoom video call. Attendance of training will be compulsory and those who cannot attend cannot become a student caller. Non EU citizens will need a valid GNIB and everyone will need a PPS number and bank account in order to be paid.

The calling hours – 3-4 hour shifts (TBC):

Students are asked to sign up to a minimum of 2-3 shifts per week. Students may sign up to additional shifts if they become available. Allocation of shifts is also performance based. Top callers will be given first preferences of shifts.

Monday- Friday: 9:30 – 12:30, 12:45 – 16:00 and 17:00 – 21:00

Additional hours may be provided and callers will be informed

Calling shifts will be take place on campus in the Tierney Building in line with our strict health and safety guidelines. For those who need to travel outside of their 5km, a letter of authorisation can be provided.

To apply please complete the online form.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will not be issuing application confirmations and it may not always be possible to get in contact with unsuccessful applicants but we endeavor to do our best.

If you have any queries please email: evan.shinkwin@ucdfoundation.ie