Student Fundraiser
Manhattan, KS Strategic Solicitations
Job Type

Actively hiring for:

  • Spring 2024

Are you a K-State student interested in a flexible work schedule, competitive pay, and supporting the University? Do you enjoy speaking with others? Imagine having an opportunity to gain real work experience, while providing an impact at K-State through fundraising. The Kansas State University Foundation is seeking Student Gift Officers to join our team!

As part of our Student Development Program, Student Gift Officers (SGO) are responsible for fundraising by engaging in meaningful phone conversations to encourage university support. SGOs work within the Foundation's call center, contacting donors and potential donors to acquire gifts and pledges to the university. 

We provide a fun, professional environment, conducive to growing confidence and perfecting communication skills. With the KSU Foundation, you have access to career-boosting assets, like resume reviews, mock interviews, student performance reviews, student and organizational team Summits, and monthly employee engagement activities. We also offer a complimentary on-site fitness center with 24/7 access to employees! 

Students must be able to work an average minimum of three shifts per week (approximately 9-10 hours). 

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  1. Interact and engage alumni and friends of the university via phone. 
  2. Represent the university in a professional manner and handle each phone call with courtesy, tact and sensitivity. 
  3. Work to achieve daily, weekly, and monthly targets as assigned by the Strategic Solicitations Manager. 
  4. Cultivate and manage a portfolio of prospects. 
  5. Collect and accurately record call results and donor information. 
  6. Maintain confidentiality regarding all correspondence and mail related to the organization and its donors. 
  7. Other work-related duties as assigned including attending KSUF events.  
  • Must be a current K-State student. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a diverse donor base, university partners, foundation colleagues and peers through verbal and written means. 
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the university, the mission of the Foundation and the various programs and campaigns. 
  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license and acceptable driving record required. 


  • No travel required.

Desired Skills & Experience:  

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate projects and plans to deliver results. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects. 
  • Service oriented approach with the ability to listen and translate the needs of the donor into action. 
  • Driven and hard working. 
  • Comfortable with use of computer-based software programs. 

Dedication to Inclusion & Diversity 

The Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an environment that is inclusive. We exceed the expectations of those we serve and improve the success of the organization by drawing strength from the diversity of our team. We seek to view each member of our staff not based solely upon cultural fit, but rather the unique characteristics and experiences each person adds to our workplace culture. 

Salary Description
$12 per hour, non-exempt