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Dance Marathon at University of Houston

Interested in joining the Dance Marathon Team? Applications close August 7th at 11:59 pm


We are looking for:

Director of Main EventAward Description

  • Assist Management Team with creation and implementation of the main event timeline
  • Create the Dance Marathon room layout and décor timeline
  • Create risk management plans
  • Coordinate and arrange arrival, setup, breakdown and removal of entertainment acts for all year-round events
  • Work with Campus Center AV staff regarding all stage, sound and lighting needs for the event
  • Direct all setup and breakdown proceedings
  • Coordinate event security
  • Correspond with Director of Media for all needs for audio and video during the event
  • Correspond with CARS to establish a good rapport and relationship with all University Facility Operations
  • Assist in Morale duties with all Dance Marathon Events
  • Facilitate Morale Team and Morale Captain activities year-round
  • Create music and choreography for the Dance Marathon Line Dance
  • Teach line dance to Executive Board and Morale Team prior to the event
  • Plan activities and items for Event hospitality room in conjunction with the Director of Finance
  • Recruit and oversee Assistant Directors
Main Event Duties:
  • Serve, with the Management Team, as primary crisis management personnel
  • Oversee all operations of the event
  • Assist in implementation of the main event timeline
  • Assist the CARS AV team, as needed
  • Oversee activities to maintain the morale of the participants at the event
  • Teach line dance to participants with help of team members
  • Support in-event fundraising efforts

Director of FinanceAward Description

  • Oversee fundraising campaigns, participant fundraising, donor communication and fundraising strategies, alongside Executive Director
  • Create and execute year-round fundraising programs/campaigns for individual participants, teams, and the program as a whole
  • Assist Director of Outreach and Director of Main Event to support organization and team fundraising efforts
  • Support the total tracking spreadsheet upkeep with Advisors
  • Oversee execution of all internal and external fundraising efforts
  • Oversee all community and corporate partnerships in support of Dance Marathon, including contacts, agreements and facilitation of stewardship
  • Manage all “in-kind” solicitations and donations
  • Create and produce a Partnership packet with the help of the Director of Media and Advisors
  • Ensure that all partners are stewarded, as outlined in the sponsorship packet
  • Create a catering sponsorship insert for partnership packet
  • Solicit and secure all food, storage, and utensils for the year-round events
  • Plan and solicit local restaurants, coffee shops, and other food related vendors to host “dine-to-donates/giveback nights”
  • Secure and maintain relationships with vendors
  • Oversee partnership follow up (thank you notes), recognition during main event, and sponsorship banners
  • Recruit and oversee Assistant Directors
Main Event Duties:
  • Serve, with the Management Team, as primary crisis management personnel
  • Collect and count all monies raised during the event, with the Advisors
  • Update total tracking spreadsheet and Donor Drive database
  • Inform Management Team and Advisors of fundraising progress
  • Serve, with the Management Team, as primary crisis management personnel
  • Oversee the pickup, delivery, storage and serving of all meals
  • Create and maintain a schedule to feed participants in meal groups
  • Supply the Family Room with food, as needed


What is Dance Marathon?

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a student-led movement benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America. Dance Marathon at the University of Houston is one of over 400 Dance Marathon programs run by students across the country.

Students involved in DM at UH will spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for the Texas Children’s Hospital. Locally, Dance Marathon at the University of Houston supports Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) right here in Houston, Texas! All fundraising efforts and participants come together at the end of the year for a main celebration - a 6 hour Dance Marathon! From 4-10 PM on April 23rd, 2021, UH students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as sponsors and TCH families and employees, will come together to dance, watch performances, compete in fun challenges, and grow together in community at the Main Event.

This year we are asking UH, What's Your Why?

Everyone has their own reason for why they want to be a part of this movement, One Generation Fighting For the Next. Maybe you have a friend or family member who was treated at a CMN Hospital, or maybe you were. Perhaps you truly care about the next generation and want to invest in them. Maybe you just like dancing and want to do it for six hours straight! No matter what your why is, we invite you to be a part of this national movement.

Want to Get Involved?

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April 23, 2021

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