City Coordinator Applications
Dance Marathon 2020
City Coordinators will serve as the liaisons between our Internal team and fellow Alumni, communicating with Alumni within the same city or nearby areas. They will offer a helping hand in brainstorming and implementing fundraising tactics, as well as assisting in recruiting and motivating alumni in their city throughout the year. City Coordinators will be responsible for keeping up with, as well as inspiring their respective Alumni to continue their efforts with our cause. City Coordinators should be very familiar with Dance Marathon at FSU, in addition to being motivated and excited to inspire other Alumni. Please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
The InspiratioNOLE Leaders Program is comprised of freshmen students who will meet bi-weekly and will receive a first-hand look at our cause from every aspect. InspiratioNOLE Leaders will meet miracle families and hear their stories, watch presentations from our executive board as they outline the details of their roles, and experience hands-on leadership workshops and training. In addition to this, these members will still have the opportunity to attend Dance Marathon as a Dancer. Even more, InspiratioNOLE Leaders will be able to work throughout the year as well as during the Marathon with a particular internal team of their choosing and will receive invaluable experience of running the event itself.
Partnership: This position will be working year round to make our event(s) marketable to local Tallahassee businesses and corporate sponsors. They will also provide innovative opportunities for these potential sponsors in exchange for a monetary or in-kind sponsorship. These individuals should be creative and professional!
Creative Development: This position will involve taking pictures and capturing video at Dance Marathon events throughout the year! You must be present at events to document the activities for our photography and videography projects. The Creative Development Captains should have experience as a photographer and/or videographer. In addition, they must be willing to learn and deepen their photography and videography skills, as well as their editing skills, and be willing to challenge themselves throughout the year!
External Events: This position will work with the External Events team to organize and facilitate various events throughout the year. The External Events Captains will be responsible for creating and facilitating events that will engage not only the FSU community, but the Tallahassee community as well. The Captains will also be responsible for collaborating with the External Events Chair and Coordinators to create different events that will maximize the goals and visions of our cause, while also maximizing profit for our organization. This person must be outgoing, responsible, creative and able to attend all events.
Marketing & Publicity - Social Media: In this position, you will have an interactive role with each of our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Social media captains will also be asked to brainstorm new ways to interact with the Tallahassee community and FSU campus through each of our platforms. They also have the unique opportunity to capture the essence of the Marathon through social media. This person must be innovative and social media-savvy.
Marketing & Publicity - Public Relations: In this position, you will help form and sustain a professional relationship with local newspapers, radio stations, and news stations in the Tallahassee and FSU communities. Captains will assist in writing press releases and blog posts on behalf of DM at FSU. You will also create new and innovative blog posts for Dance Marathon at FSU’s official blog.
Marketing & Publicity - Graphic Design: In this position, you will be responsible for designing all of the social media graphics for Dance Marathon at FSU under the direction of the Graphic Design Coordinators. This person will have a unique opportunity to help mold the brand of this organization through creative graphics. To be a Graphic Design Captain, you must be proficient in either Photoshop and/or Illustrator in order to create flyers, social media graphics, and newsletters.
Family Relations: This position will work directly with our Miracle Families serving as a liaison between them, Dance Marathon at FSU, and the external community. They need to be able to monitor interaction between organizations and families in addition to being an integral part of helping those relationships form. Family Relations Captains will help organize family events throughout the year and the overall family areas at the marathon. They will work to inspire a passion for this cause in others by being knowledgeable on both of DMFSU’s beneficiaries and working to make families feel comfortable at events. This position is not just needed at the event, it is a full time, year round commitment to this team and especially to the families. Strong communication skills are essential to this position. To help the Family Relations Team be successful, Captains will need to be dedicated, organized, able to take initiative, and incredibly compassionate and flexible to the needs of our families.
Marathon Experience: The Marathon Experience team coordinates performances and activities to keep dancers entertained and is responsible for the logistical execution of the Marathon. We are seeking captains who have an interest in event planning and project management. Captains will work throughout the year to come up with creative and innovative ideas that will enhance the overall dancer experience by researching and coordinating different entertainment acts to showcase at the event, as well as plan and organize other games/activities for the dancers to participate in. Along with executing entertainment ideas, Captains will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of the dancers. They will work alongside our team to come up with the layout and assist with the timeline that the entire event adheres to. Captains will help ensure that the Marathon is running smoothly at all times. A Marathon Experience Captain needs to be fast thinking, innovative, and creative.
Information Technology: The Information Technology team, throughout the year, is in charge of the entire DM FSU website and the newly developed application. During the actual event, captains will be expected to help run the light and sound systems, the music, the projectors and the livestream. Captains need to have good communication skills and be able to work on a team well. They also need to be able to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Hospitality: This position is looking for personable, friendly foodies who want to help prepare feeding our 2,000 dancers during the marathon! This position is not just needed at the event, it is a full time, year round commitment. As a Hospitality Captain, you will be working with a Hospitality Coordinator in contacting local businesses and vendors around Tallahassee and fostering relationships in order to receive food donations. Captains are able to practice communication skills, work with Coordinators in signing contracts with local businesses, and be a liason by spreading awareness for our cause throughout the Tallahassee community. During the marathon, captains will be picking up food items from restaurants and assisting in serving the dancers during each meal shift. Captains will also assist with external events DM at FSU puts on throughout the year and helping plan and pick up food for those events. To help the Marathon Team be successful, Captains will need to be dedicated, organized, and take initiative.
Community Marathons: DM at FSU is looking for Community Marathons Captains to help bring our mini-marathons to life! In this position, you will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with local programs in Leon County. You will also be responsible for helping facilitate high school Executive Board meetings, brainstorming ideas to get their schools involved and fundraising, reinforcing how much DM at FSU supports the high school program, and communicate our brand to the selected high school. Some of the requirements for this position include time management skills, patience (as you are working with high school students regularly) and a drive to help bring Dance Marathon into the Tallahassee community by assisting in putting on an entire marathon and ensuring that each school's participants are actively engaged throughout the year and during their mini-marathon!
Facilitate high school Executive meetings
Work closely with an assigned middle school to host an event
Brainstorm ideas to get their schools involved and fundraising
Reinforce how much DM at FSU supports the high school program
Communicate clearly and respectfully with all school staff and adhere to all district policies/rules
Communicates our brand to the selected high school
Some of the requirements for this position include time management skills, patience (as you are working with high school students regularly) and a drive to help bring Dance Marathon into the Tallahassee community by assisting in putting on an entire marathon!
Fundraising: DM at FSU is looking for creative, passionate and outgoing fundraising captains to put the fun in fundraising! In this position, you will be looking at and assisting with fundraising efforts within DMFSU as an organization and will be a part of facilitating yearlong fundraising on our campus and within our local high schools and middle schools. The fundraising team does this by creating themed campaigns, providing physical support as needed for monthly fundraising pushes (volunteering at tabling for the Letter Writing Campaigns, Market Wednesday tabling, Miracle Milestones distribution, etc.), facilitating in-event fundraising incentives (movies, sit times, Milestone distribution, etc.), and providing encouragement to dancers and participants at the event and throughout the year. You will also be motivating individual dancers, fundraisers and organizations to fundraise using new and creative ideas, tips and tricks to help them reach their highest fundraising potential. Additionally, you’ll be working closely with the Membership team and the Community Marathons team to assist their delegates and participants with anything they might need.
Motivate people to look at the bigger picture of fundraising, not just on an individual level but as an organization as a whole
Facilitate yearlong fundraising through strategically planned campaigns
Provide physical support as needed for monthly fundraising pushes (volunteering at Letter Writing Campaign tabling, Market Wednesday tabling, Miracle Milestone distribution, etc.)
Facilitate at-event fundraising (movies, sit times, Milestone distribution, etc.)
Provide encouragement to dancers and participants at-event and throughout the year
Attend opening/closing ceremonies during both your shifts at the Marathon
Motivate and assist individual dancers, fundraisers and organizations to fundraise using new and creative ideas, tips and tricks to help them reach their highest fundraising potentials
Work closely with the Membership team and the Community Marathons team to assist their delegates and participants throughout the year
Merchandise: Merchandise captains to help transform our brand into physical and fashionable apparel! In this position, you will be responsible for collaborating and working efficiently with the Merchandise Chair and Coordinators to work professionally with our merchandise distributors (i.e. Full Press), create new and exciting designs for the online merchandise store, distribute merchandise to the members of organizations who have made purchases, and develop new promotional items for people to purchase. We are looking for individuals with a creative eye, who want to design and distribute new and exciting merchandise for our Tallahassee com
Work professionally with our merchandise distributors (i.e. Full Press)
Create new and exciting designs for the online merchandise store, square
Distribute merchandise to the members of organizations who have made purchases
Develop new promotional items for people to purchase
Market Wednesday distribution shifts throughout the semester
Membership:Membership Captains work alongside the internal team to lead the Delegate program to new heights. Students in this position will work by assisting the Membership Chair and Coordinators as they act as the liaison between the Delegates of all organizations across campus and the rest of our internal team. They assist the 2020 Delegates with engaging their members in our year-long movement by helping facilitate push days, communicating with Delegates and their members, improving the dancer experience, and aiding with guest services at the marathon.
Morale: Morale Captains must have a great passion for our organization. They must possess creative ideas with the ability to implement them in a large team setting. Their presence at various external events, high school programs, and rallies will help reinforce that Dance Marathon at FSU 2020 is a year long event. They will work together throughout the year on various committees to bring things like the line dance and theme hours to life, in order to spread awareness of Dance Marathon at FSU’s core values to the rest of the student body. Morale Captains MUST have had previous experience within Dance Marathon at FSU.
Outreach: The Outreach Team is home to our Alumni program as well as our InspiratioNOLE Leadership program. It serves as a bridge for our Freshman Leaders to find their home within our organization and also ensures our Alumni still feel as empowered as they did during their time at FSU. Outreach Captains will share their love and experiences of Dance Marathon with InspiratioNOLE Leaders as well as Alumni. Captains will help the Outreach Chair and Coordinators teach InspiratioNOLE Leaders about the foundation of Dance Marathon and about the components that make our Marathon so unique. Outreach Captains will be responsible for communicating with their group of INL’s on a weekly basis, answering questions, and inspiring them to participate in events put on throughout the year.
Recruitment: Recruitment Captains will help recruit the best dancers, organizations, and volunteers that DM has ever seen! They will be the face of Dance Marathon while tabling, help facilitate various Team Miracle meetings, and meet with new organizations that are looking to join our program. They must have strong cause-connection and be willing and able to tell others about their DM at FSU experience. The Recruitment Captains need to fully understand what Dance Marathon is and where we are headed in order to connect empowered people to our cause in an innovative way.