Dance Marathon Steering Committee application

Applications are due to Betsy Adams by 5:00 pm on Friday April 12th. A resume must also be submitted via email or hard copy to her. Please email it to eshorts@gru.edu or bring it to the Office of Student Life & Engagement. Please review your calendar and before applying see if you would be able to attend the following:

Dance Marathon Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah – July 25-28th. If budget allows expenses will be paid for by hospital, no student will come out of pocket for this.

Dance Marathon 2013 Date- October 26

Each member of the steering committee is responsible for recruitment of dancers for the Dance Marathon. All will work closely with the overall director to organize recruitment and tabling events, and they will coordinate visits to Greek chapters, residence and scholarship halls, and other student organizations. Must be positive, outgoing, and enthusiastic about Dance Marathon.

Overall Director: Responsible for overseeing the activities of each committee chair. To serve as the leaders and spokesperson for Dance Marathon. Must be organized and committed.

Publicity and Promotions Chair: This position is ultimately responsible for promoting GRU Dance Marathon (GRUDM) on the Georgia Regents University campus. This is done through frequent upkeep of social media websites, creation of advertisement campaign, and creation and distribution of print advertisements for GRUDM special events. Applicants would benefit from a background in journalism.

Dancer Relations Chair: This position serves to maintain a high level of enthusiasm and energy for GRU Dance Marathon throughout the year. With regards to the main Marathon, this individual will oversee the creation and teaching of the morale dance, and will assist with the creation of dancer activities throughout the main event. Prior dance experience is not necessary; applicants should exude the spirit of and passion for Dance Marathon.

Finance + Sponsorship Chair: This position is responsible for managing all monetary issues related to GRU Dance Marathon. In this role, this individual will prepare the GRUDM budget, create monthly expense reports, monitor GRUDM spending and record and deposit all donations. On the day of the main Marathon, this person will count all monies and is responsible for the final donation reveal. Applicants would benefit from prior treasury experience. This individual is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with businesses in the Augusta and surrounding areas. This position creates and distributes the sponsorship packet, contacts and visits potential sponsors, and ensures sponsorship needs of the rest of the organization, particularly for special events and prizes, are fulfilled. Applicants should be professional and organized.

Event Operations Chair: This position works closely with the Wellness Center staff in reserving rooms and managing logistics of the main event. Applicants should be creative and enthusiastic. Further responsibilities of this position include maintaining the GRUDM website, securing photographs and video footage from GRUDM events and coordinating the slideshow to be played at the end of the Dance Marathon. This individual will also assist with any video campaigns carried out by the Steering Committee. Familiarity with web design is preferred.

Hospital Relations Chair: This individual acts as a liaison between GRUDM and our local CMN Hospitals-Children’s Hospital of Georgia, keeping all parties aware of upcoming events. Responsibilities include maintaining the family database, recruiting new families, and communicating frequently with said families, as well as keeping all Dance Marathoners in tune with the mission of the organization. Applicants should love kids and exude passion for Dance Marathon.

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