Telephone Campaign Representative - Prairie College

Jul 21, 2024
Three Hills, Alberta
Telephone Campaign Representative

Hours: 1.0 FTE with flexible working hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate donor availability

Wages: To scale

Beginning Date: To be determined

Location: The position will be at Prairie College's campus (Three Hills, AB), however, we will consider applicants who work remotely from BC or Alberta, utilizing a dedicated Prairie College telephone system

Duration: The position will be for two (2) years

Contact: Please submit your resume to

POSITION MISSION: This position exists to support the mission of Prairie College to “train and mentor Christians through biblically integrated post-secondary education,” to engage students, alumni and potential donors, and to fulfill the Development Department mission “to nurture compelling relationships, inspiring constituents to a meaningful and reciprocal partnership with Prairie College.”

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: As a Telephone Campaign Representative for the Prairie College Alumni Capital Campaign, you will play a vital role in supporting our fundraising efforts by reaching out to alumni, donors, and supporters over the phone. Your primary objective will be to engage with potential donors, update them on Prairie College’s progress, and encourage their financial contributions to the Capital Campaign. Your excellent communication skills, persuasive abilities, and dedication to the mission of Prairie College will contribute to the success of this important fundraising initiative.
  • Telephone Outreach: Conduct outbound calls to alumni, donors, and supporters to share information about the Prairie College Alumni Capital Campaign and its objectives
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive and authentic relationships with potential donors to enhance their connection to the College and encourage their participation in the Campaign
  • Share Campaign Updates: Provide Campaign updates, success stories, and the impact of donor contributions to showcase the importance of their support
  • Educate on Giving Opportunities: Inform prospects about various giving opportunities, including one-time donations, recurring gifts, and legacy commitments to Prairie
  • Handle Objections: Address questions, concerns, and objections from prospects in a courteous and respectful manner, aiming to overcome barriers to giving
  • Data Management: Accurately and efficiently record donor interactions and relevant information in Prairie’s Populi (CRM) database
  • Compliance and Ethics: Adhere to fundraising ethics and legal regulations, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality in handling donor information
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with the broader campaign team, including Alumni Relations, Development team, and volunteers, to coordinate fundraising strategies and share best practices, including those of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities
  • Training and Development: Participate in ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance fundraising skills and stay updated on Campaign progress
  • Unreserved commitment to Prairie’s mission, doctrinal position, and standards as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Understanding of and commitment to the local church
  • Relationship Building: Demonstrate excellent skills in verbal and written communication to engage, listen, empathize, and inspire potential donors (alumni, donors, and colleagues) so that trust and rapport is built
  • Persuasive Skills: Proven track record in persuasive communication, fundraising, sales, or a related field is preferred
  • Persistence: Resilience and persistence in handling objections and securing commitments from potential donors
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and maintain accurate records
  • Team Player: Willingness to work collaboratively within a team-oriented fundraising environment
  • Reports to the Managing Director of Development
Join us in making a lasting impact on Prairie College's future by supporting our Capital Campaign and fostering a vibrant community of alumni, donors, and friends. If you are a motivated communicator with a passion for fundraising and building relationships, we encourage you to apply and be part of this exciting initiative.

In accordance with the standards of the government, preference will be given to qualified applicants who hold Canadian citizenship or are a permanent resident of Canada. Prairie’s goal is to close the search process as soon as a qualified applicant is found. However, applications will be received until the position has been filled by a qualified person.
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