At the Bellarmine Phonathon, students call alumni and parents to raise money for the
university’s greatest needs while balancing full course schedules. If
you’re an alumnus/na, parent, or friend of Bellarmine, we look forward to
speaking with you. If you’re a student, we hope you’ll consider joining
What is Phonathon?
The Phonathon is a critical component of Bellarmine's success. Phonathon is an annual program under the
direction of the Development and Alumni Relations Office. We hire
approximately 40 students and train them to call alumni, parents and
friends of the university in order to update address and employment
data, build relationships and raise money for Bellarmine. Alumni and
friends have been supporting Bellarmine since the first class took place
on campus. Without such support, Bellarmine wouldn't be able to offer
new technology, student support, and the many other features that make
it a great university.
Why do students work for Phonathon?
They care about Bellarmine and realize how
important the Phonathon Program is to maintaining the strength of the
university. The money raised during Phonathon is spent on programs
important to students – scholarships, faculty/staff grants and special
campus projects - in addition to basic operations. Working at the
Phonathon gives students the opportunity to enhance vital interpersonal communication skills while also allowing students to make a
difference and earn spending money. Talking with alumni, they can
learn about our school’s past and maybe even network their way into an
internship or job after graduation.
About the Job
There's never a dull moment at Phonathon!
Year after year, students return to the Phonathon not only because they
earn good money, but also because they truly enjoy working with other
students. The communication skills they develop also make them more
marketable to prospective employers.
Join our team and enjoy flexible
scheduling, three-hour shifts, time off for holidays, and a comfortable
work environment. Each team member must choose at least three calling sessions weekly for his or her work schedule, and can work more than three sessions.
Spring 2017 Phonathon Dates and Deadlines
- Online Application deadline: Wednesday, January 25
- Phonathon Training: Saturday, February 4
- Phonathon Calling Sessions: February 4 - March 1
- Call Sessions Schedule:
- Monday-Thursday: 5:45-9:00 p.m.
- Friday: 5:45-8:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:30-4:30 p.m. and
How do I apply?
It's simple! Please apply by January 25 online at www.phonathon.com. Use code: Bellarmine17S.
Questions and fine print
For more information, please email Margaret Zurkuhlen at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Phonathon question” in the subject line.
Applicants must be current Bellarmine students and have a picture ID and a Social Security card or original state-issued birth certificate with them when they apply. International students must have a current, non-expired passport, I20 & I94 with them at the time they apply.