University of Michigan

Telefund - Overview

Making a difference since 1992. Students at Telefund gain real-world professional experience, applicable in any job field. Read more.

Who We Are

At Telefund, Michigan students call on our University alumni, parents, and friends to financially support one of the great universities in the world. We succeed because of our positive team environment, the strong professional development of our full-time and student staff, and the continual pursuit of excellence that characterizes the University of Michigan. We have provided students with part-time fundraising jobs and an introduction to philanthropy since 1992!

What We Do

As part of the Annual Giving Department, our students are responsible for fundraising $2 million in gifts each year for schools, colleges, and units across all three campuses. We ask alumni and friends to commit to higher education and the future of the University of Michigan financially.

Why You Should Work Here

  • Make a difference for the University of Michigan! Our callers raise money to help provide more scholarships and program support to ensure that future students can have a quality education.
  • Connect with alumni! Hear their stories, experiences, and why they love being Wolverines!
  • Build your communication, negotiation, and persuasion skills in a professional environment--leadership opportunities are readily available!

What to Expect

Undergraduate student callers are required to work three regular shifts for a total of 12 hours per week and graduate student callers are required to work two regular shifts for a total of 8 hours per week, though more hours can be arranged.  Starting pay is $9.50 per hour, with possible raises based on changes in responsibility or advancement.

The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309.

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