Management and Executive Board

The Executive Board is the backbone of Dance Marathon at FSU. Comprised of 15 Chair Positions and 5 Management Positions, these leaders dedicate themselves every day to create ways to make miracles For The Kids. Each Executive Member leads their Captain Team and 2-5 CORE Members to set and achieve goals.

CORE

The Dance Marathon at FSU CORE Team is at the CORE of our organization. CORE is comprised of 60 specific positions that make all things FTK happen year-round. Applications to become a part of the CORE Team will be open March 27th-April 5th, 2017.

Membership

Membership Coordinator: We are looking for three Membership Coordinators to support the Membership Team. This position will be in charge of assisting the Membership Chair and act as the liaison between the Delegates and the rest of CORE. Additionally, these coordinators will create incentives for returning dancers.

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Recruitment

Recruitment Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for three enthusiastic individuals who want to help recruit the best dancers and volunteers that DM has ever seen! They will help facilitate General Interest Meetings and meetings with new organizations that are looking to join our program. The Recruitment Assistants 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. This position for Dance Marathon at FSU aligns with our long-term vision of engaging the highest number of high quality participants all year long.

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Alumni Relations Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for an Alumni Relations Coordinator to support a foundation of past participants and further their continual giving towards the dance marathon. Alumni Relations is the new frontier of fundraising for DM, but we have to work harder to reach out to the people who made DM at FSU what it is today. This position will oversee building and maintaining a database of past DM members, dancers and participants. You will also be maintaining contact with alumni through updates with news from within Dance Marathon. This position will work closely with the Recruitment team throughout the year.

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Finance

Finance Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking a Finance Coordinator for the year! These coordinators will work with the Finance Chair to manage the intake, documentation, and deposits of thousands of dollars from individuals and teams fundraising for the kids.

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High School Programs

High School Programs Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for 3 High School Programs Coordinators who can work on expanding the fundraising that occurs for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at our local K-12 schools. One of the ways that we can expand Dance Marathon at FSU is by improving High School DMs at nearby high schools, as well as reaching out to more schools and creating additional HSDMs. In 2016 DM at FSU successfully had four high school marathons.

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Morale

Morale Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for four Morale Coordinators who are excited and willing to lead a team of 100+ Morale Captains throughout a year of events as well as the actual Marathon itself. The Morale Coordinators must have a love of our organization, as well as posses creative ideas, enthusiasm, dancing, and participation in almost every aspect of Dance Marathon! Everyone - students, community members, and our patient families - should be buzzing about what Dance Marathon at FSU is doing next -- you are responsible for building the excitement leading up to and at the marathon!!

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Hospitality

Hospitality Coordinator: Dance Marathon is seeking coordinators that will work directly with our Hospitality Chair. This position is in charge of receiving all food donations to feed the 1800+ dancers that attend Dance Marathon. The hospitality team will work under the Marathon Relations team.

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Operations

Operations Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for an Operations Coordinator to serve as the main liaison between DM at FSU and the Civic Center along with any vendors who are physically present at the event. This person is responsible for keeping the facilities clean during the event, booking stage and pipe and drape vendors, and ensuring dancers are in a safe environment during the event.

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Security and Risk Management Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for a Security & Risk Management Coordinator to serve as the main liaison between DM at FSU and FSUPD and Medical Responders, along with other sponsors who are a part of ensuring a safe environment for the Dancers. This person is responsible for keep the event and the facilities both safe and fun for our participants throughout the weekend.

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Family Relations

Family Relations Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking Family Relations Coordinator for the year! These coordinators will work with the Family Relations Chair to oversee all family events, hospital tours, and other initiatives for getting our miracle families involved with our organization.

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College of Medicine Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for a College of Medicine Coordinator to help build relations and increase involvement between the FSU College of Medicine and Dance Marathon at FSU. You’ll help us by being our go-to person to get in contact with the College of Medicine, as well as, coordinating events to help us get more involved with the Pediatric Outreach Program (i.e. - visiting the schools in Gadsden County, Big Bend, etc.).

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Technology

Production Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for a Production Coordinator to film and edit video footage throughout the year, as well as the 25-30 minutes of video that will be played at Dance Marathon during opening ceremonies. As the Production Coordinator, you are responsible for projecting all images on the screen at the event, as well as videos. The Production Coordinator should have experience with ProPresenter, video filming and editing. This position will also work with projecting all other visuals on our big screens at the Marathon itself.

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IT Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for an Information Technology Coordinator to continue improving the dmfsu.org website to create an online experience that thousands of sponsors, dancers, and donors will enjoy. As the Information Technology Coordinator, you are responsible for creating and innovating the way Dance Marathon is viewed by others by editing and making changes to our website. The Information Technology Coordinator should have a thorough knowledge and understanding about website editing, html, css, and be able to communicate with others to make the website as attention-grabbing and user friendly as possible.

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Photography Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for a Photography Coordinator to take pictures and keep track of all our images from all events, including Dance Marathon. As the Photography Coordinator, you are responsible for either being present at any DM events, or having someone in your place taking pictures for further use. The Photography Coordinator should have experience as a photographer, especially with event photography to capture the best images possible for specific events.

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Marathon Events

Marathon Events Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for four Marathon Events Coordinators to provide interesting ways to get people involved and excited FTK before and at the event. As the Marathon Events Coordinator, you are responsible for finding, booking, and coordinating different acts to showcase at DM and organizing and planning larger scale activities at the event to keep dancers entertainment. The Marathon Events Coordinator must have a love and appreciation of the arts. You must be able to find and plan entertainment both before and at the event that is appealing not only to a small cross-section of our attendees, but to all of them. This position will work on the Marathon Events team.

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Fundraising

Fundraising Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for a Fundraising Coordinator who will work with the Fundraising Chair to plan and implement year-long fundraising efforts.

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External Events

External Events Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking 3 External Events Coordinators. This position will work with the External Events Chair to organize and facilitate various events that happen before and during Dance Marathon to get people excited FTK. This position's responsibilities will include creating and hosting events in the FSU community. This person must be outgoing and able to come up with innovative ways to get exponentially more people involved in Dance Marathon.

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Partnership

Stewardship Coordinator: Our Stewardship Coordinator will work directly with the Partnership Chair under the Finance Team. This person will be working year round to make our event marketable to our potential millennial target sponsors.

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Local Partnership Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for two Local Partnership Coordinators. Our Local Partnership Coordinators will work directly with the Partnership Chair under the Finance Team. These people will be working year round to make our event marketable to local Tallahassee businesses, and creating innovative opportunities for these potential sponsors.

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Corporate Partnership Coordinator: Our Corporate Partnership Coordinator will work directly with the Partnership Chair under the Finance Team. This person will be responsible for reaching out to local branches of corporate companies and headquarters of corporate brands to become involved with DMFSU. The corporate partnership assistant will work with the partnership team to come up with customized marketing plans for corporate businesses, in exchange for a monetary or in-kind sponsorship.

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Marketing & Publicity

Graphic Design Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is looking for two Graphic Design Coordinators. The Graphic Design Coordinators will work on the Marketing and Publicity Team. They will be the go-to person for maintaining the Dance Marathon at FSU brand through graphics and publications.

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Social Media Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking our online voice! They will work with the Marketing & Publicity Team to generate digital communication for all things #DMFSU and #FTK.

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Public Relations Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking a Public Relations Coordinator. This position will be responsible for writing all copy materials and for pushing the campaigns created by the Marketing & Publicity team. This will include but is not limited to press releases, media alerts, flyers, chalking on campus, etc. The Public Relations Coordinator will spearhead all press involvement during Florida Statement and at the marathon. This position will also work to get our campaigns out in the most effective way. This person must be a strong writer and also be a good communicator!

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Merchandise

Merchandise Design Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking a our first ever Merchandise Design Coordinator. This position will be responsible for creating Dance Marathon merchandise before and during after the event. We are looking for someone who is creative, and is not afraid to think outside the box.

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Merchandise Finance Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking our first ever Merchandise Finance Coordinator. This position will be responsible for the financial side of our merchandise sales. The Merchandise Finance Coordinator will work very closely with our finance team - from tracking and invoicing, to attending meetings and tracking on Square. Also, this position will be in close communication with our CMN advisor for merchandise sales and tracking.

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Merchandise Distribution Coordinator: Dance Marathon at FSU is seeking two Merchandise Distribution Coordinators. This position will be responsible for distributing our merchandise to organizations and individuals throughout the year. The Merchandise Distribution Coordinator will spearhead pickups and are responsible for sending out shipments on a weekly basis. This position will have the opportunity develop a pick-up time system.

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Captains

The Dance Marathon at FSU Captain Program is composed of over 200 leaders dedicated to all things FTK. Being a Captain is a year-long commitment, where each leader is dedicated to advocate for DM at FSU, as well as complete the responsibilities of their respective positions. Captain applications for DM 2018 will be available in the Fall Semester.

Our Captain Teams include:

  • Family Relations Captains
  • Operations Captains
  • Morale Captains
  • Marathon Events Captains
  • Hospitality Captains
  • External Events Captains
  • Technology Captains
  • Recruitment Captains
  • Partnership Captains
  • Marketing and Publicity Captains
  • Merchandise Captains
  • Membership Captains
  • Fundraising Captains
  • High School Programs Captains

Delegates

Delegates are the representatives from each of the participating organizations with Dance Marathon. Their primary responsibility is to share their passion for our cause by motivating their members to make a difference each day. Delegates deliver any and all information to the members of their organizations pertaining to our cause. DM at FSU would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Delegates! Applications to become a Delegate will be open March 27th-April 5th, 2017.

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If you are interested in starting a team, please contact: dmfsu.membership@gmail.com.

Dancers

Participating as a dancer is one of the most rewarding experiences that one can have at Florida State University. Over 1,800 students dedicate to standing 20-hours in honor of those who can’t. Throughout their 20-hour shift, dancers are encouraged to learn the linedance, enjoy live entertainment, eat great sponsored food, and get to know the miracle families that are directly impacted by their efforts. Dancer registration occurs for two weeks during the Fall and two weeks during the Spring. Dancers have the opportunity to dance with a team or as an individual!

Dancer Registration is closed for DM 2017, but be sure to join us next year!

Volunteers

Our annual Dance Marathon would not be possible without the generous time dedicated by the student volunteers. These volunteers sign up for 1-2 shifts during the marathon, and help to staff in anyway needed. This includes facilitating meals for the dancers, fundraising activities, ensuring the safety of the event, and more! Each year, we look for 300-350 volunteers to help support the event and the kids.

Register to be a Fundraiser

Sign up to be a fundraiser on DonorDrive and start raising money FTK! You can join as an individual, a team, or create a new team. If you are planning to dance, you must create a fundraising account first. You can register to be a dancer later on or just fundraise all while contributing to our cause!

How to Register to Fundraise & Dance

Alumni

Continue your involvement with Dance Marathon at FSU by joining our group of passionate and dedicated alumni. The Dance Marathon at FSU Alumni Association seeks to bring together all of our past participants in an effort to support the on campus organization in raising funds for its beneficiaries, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital and the FSU College of Medicine Pediatric Outreach Program.

Continue your involvement by becoming an alumni member, registering for the event, liking our Facebook page, and donating to the cause!

By becoming an alumni member, you will receive a semesterly newsletter keeping you up to date on the latest DM happenings.

Contact our Alumni Assistant at dmfsu.alumnirelations@gmail.com