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Fundraising positions available for Spring 'phonathon'

Phonathon Team Autumn 2015

The University of Sussex Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) are currently advertising for a number of students to work on a part-time basis throughout the Spring term.

Employed as fundraisers for the annual ‘Spring phonathon’, the role offers students an exciting opportunity to raise money for the Sussex Fund, which provides vital hardship grants and scholarships to current and prospective students of the University.

Expected to work a minimum of three shifts a week (two evenings and one weekend) students will be contacting Sussex alumni (graduates) and asking if they would like to support the Sussex Fund’s crucial work and connecting them with the University.

It is a crucial role; alumni are very much part of the Sussex community and so the University’s ‘phonathon’ is an important means of keeping them in touch with news and developments here at Sussex.

It also provides students with a number of other benefits. The DARO team try to match students with alumni who have studied similar courses as them, so they can gain valuable career advice and suggestions about what to do after graduating

At the same time, it provides alumni with information about forthcoming University events, whilst helping to speak positively about Sussex.

Ben Loxton, Regular Giving and Legacy Manager and manager of the team of students, said of the event:

“Our student fundraisers are at the heart of the Sussex Fund. It’s really inspiring to work with people who have a desire to help others.

“It always makes for a friendly environment and it’s great to see how close the team becomes over the course of a campaign.”

You can apply for this position via CareerHub (information about the Student Fundraiser position can be found down the right hand side of the page).

The deadline for applicants is 20 January.

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By: Tom Walters
Last updated: Wednesday, 11 January 2017