The Stand 2014-2015 Leadership Team Application

Thank you for your interest in joining a committee on the Leadership Team of The Stand-New York City’s Dance Marathon! Participating on a committee provides you with the opportunity to test and expand your leadership skills as well as increase your professional contacts.
Descriptions of each committee can be found below and at

Being a member of the Leadership Team calls for reasonable time commitments, such as monthly committee meetings, fundraising events, networking events, and one/two Leadership Team meeting(s). Committee members will be expected to make The Stand events a priority in their schedule and will be asked to fundraise a minimum of $250 for the Big Event. With a smaller committee structure than we've had in the past, much will be expected of you, so please only apply if you know you will have the time (2-4 hrs/week) and commitment to do so.

Thank you for taking the time to apply and we cannot wait to see the miracles you will do FOR THE KIDS!

    Leadership Structure for The Stand 2015

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    The Stand 2014-2015 Leadership Team Open Position Descriptions

    Morale Committee- The Morale Committee is responsible for recruiting dancers and serving as liaisons between dancers and the Leadership Team. Responsibilities include coordinating recruitment events and outreach by assisting the Recruitment Director, retaining dancers who have signed up by assisting the Dancer Relations Director in relaying the vital information, creating the line dance, theme hours, and activities to keep dancers motivated throughout the year and Big Event. Big Event responsibilities include performing the line dance, keeping dancers engaged, coordinating theme hours and mail call. Expect 3 hours/week (2 hr meeting every two weeks, 2 hr happy hour every two weeks, 2 hr communicating with your dancers/other moralers) You would be great for this committee if you enjoy meeting people, you like to lead dance moves in front of large groups, you are effective at maintaining communications with groups of people over several months, and you motivate others. Corporate Partnerships Committee- The Corporate Partnerships Committee is responsible for soliciting local and national businesses and corporations for monetary donations and/or in-kind donations for multiple uses including Dancer Giveaways, Incentives, and Silent Auction Items. Responsibilities include contacting businesses and soliciting donations, planning restaurant fundraisers, recruiting Corporate Dancer Teams, and securing meals and snacks for the Big Event. Expect 2-3 hours/week to solicit donations, attend monthly committee meetings, and meet with potential partners. You would be great for the Corporate Partnerships Committee if you are comfortable with cold calling, have great communication skills, are able to meet deadlines, have persistence and tenacity, and have connections in the area. Events Committee- This committee will assist the Events, Membership Development, and Operations Directors with events throughout the year. Responsibilities include venue outreach, manning tables at events, set-up and tear-down, event planning, and recruitment & fundraising for events. Responsibilities for the Big Event include creating a layout and schedule, securing entertainment, decorations, and overall coordination of catering, security, medical, A/V, logistics, etc. Expect 2-3 hours/week attending committee meetings, events, and work on your own. You would be great for this position if you are a self-starter, organized, reliable and comfortable with event planning, coordination, and execution.