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Digital Philanthropy Center Associate (UC Student Employment)

companyUniversity of Cincinnati Foundation
locationUniversity Hall, 51 Goodman Dr #100, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Focus

Student fundraisers in the Digital Philanthropy Center are a critical component to keeping open lines of communication with alumni and friends of The University of Cincinnati.  Additionally, you’ll raise thousands of dollars a year for scholarships and UC initiatives. In this position you will call alumni and donors to solicit their support of UC. Working in our well-equipped call center, you’ll receive the training and tools needed to be successful.

This position requires strong verbal communication skills, a problem-solving mentality, the ability to think strategically in a fast-paced environment, and a genuine desire to advance the mission of the University of Cincinnati.  Working at the Digital Philanthropy Center is an excellent opportunity to develop your communication, negotiation, and fundraising knowledge and expertise while networking with a wide variety of members of the Bearcat family. 

Specific Duties 

  •  Serve as an ambassador for the University of Cincinnati by discussing University initiatives, accolades, and accomplishments. 
  •  Call constituents (alumni and friends) to build personal rapport, update  
    demographic information, and secure donations to the Foundation. Use additional tools such as SMS, email and video to support your outreach efforts. 
  •  Work with other associates in a team-oriented environment to achieve goals. 
  •  Commit to a minimum of three 3-hour shifts (out of six available shifts) per week.  The shift times are Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday – Thursday 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Perks 

  • Competitive wages: Digital Philanthropy Center associates have a starting wage of $12.00 per hour with opportunities for regular raises. 
  •  Build your resume: Develop strong communication, networking, negotiation, fundraising, and marketing skills. 
  •  Connect with Bearcats in a multitude of professions throughout the country. 
  • Incentives: Prizes, gift cards, and regular raises.  

Requirements

  • Must have at least 1 semester of experience as a UC student.
  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus with an above average grade point
  • Keen interest in fundraising with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in-person and independently
  • Strong work ethic and dedication to successfully completing tasks on time.
  • Please apply using your local/UC campus address
  • Other duties, as assigned 

Reflection Course policy

Student’s successful completion of the On-Campus Co-op Program involves enrollment in the INT 1000 (COOP 1000 starting Summer 2021) Internship Reflection course*, led by Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE) faculty. The course provides academic-based reflection and course assignments to guide the student in reflection and integration of coursework and skill development. 1 credit hour, (0 credit option for students enrolled in >12 or <18 credit hours).

*Students who are federal work-study eligible within the On-Campus Co-op Program are not required to enroll in the course to be eligible to receive compensation from the Federal Work-Study program. However, a student’s enrollment in the course is integral as an element of the On-Campus Co-op Program. The student will be compensated either from departmental funds or the Federal Work-Study program while they complete their on-campus co-op.

Physical Demands

This position is considered to have sedentary work. Exerting up to 10lbs. of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position requires:

  • Finger use
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, this position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).