Phonathon - Join Our Team!

Phonathon student team

Looking for a way to make extra money this semester? Become a Hawk Talk caller. This team of students helps Rockhurst University stay connected with the many alumni, donors, parents and friends who support our mission.

You’ll be making calls to ask for updated contact information, answer questions and encourage support of The Rockhurst Fund - a fund that provides financial support for scholarships, library resources, campus maintenance, technology services, student activities, athletics, faculty development, and the overall Rockhurst student experience.


Begin by completing the online application or downloading the application form (PDF) . Drop off your application in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, located in Massman 235A, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A staff member will contact you to set up a phone interview. You may apply whether or not you qualify for Federal Work Study.

Contact Gina Speese, assistant director of annual giving, at or 816-501-4731 with any questions. 


What is the time commitment? 
As a Phonathon caller, you will work a minimum of two, three-hour shifts per week. Ideally, a caller is able to work at least two evenings a week and one shift every other Sunday.

When are the shifts? 
Shifts are on Sunday afternoon and evening, and Monday through Thursday evenings.

How much will I get paid? 
$8.50 per hour.

Will I be trained? 
Yes. You will attend a ten-hour training session that takes place over the span of two days.

How many calls will I make? 
Our Phonathon team members average about 25 calls per hour.