Campus Involvement Sector
If you love telling people about UADM and getting Miracle Makerrs to register, than recruitment is for you. The recruitment committee will be spread across different areas of campus, reaching out to student groups and individuals about UADM. These members will be responsible for developing relationships with different organizations on campus and finding new and innovative ways for organizations to get involved with and support UADM. The main event relies on this committee to work hard all year so we can again have over 1000 amazing Miracle Makers. These members require excellent professionalism and public speaking skills, a high level of knowledge and passion for what UADM does, and an ability to convey our message to the students on UA’s campus.
Special Events Committee
Special Events committee will be spending the year planning and executing amazing monthly events such as our kick off event or our slide into DM event. We want to make sure that the UADM brand is visible on campus year round and we can really catch people's’ eyes by creating signature events to UADM and this campus. Members will be responsible for developing new and innovative recruitment events and working closely with our event management and corporate partnerships teams to ensure that events are set up successfully. Event planning experience both inside or outside of UADM is a huge plus on this committee, but anyone with big ideas would be welcomed.
Alumni/Faculty Relations Committee
New to UADM this year, the Alumni/Faculty Relations committee will be working to spread the UADM message outside of our current student body. This committee will be working with UADM alumni, university alumni and alumni groups, and faculty to encourage donations and involvement in our program. These committee members will have the unique opportunity to develop these programs and systems for reaching out to these new groups. Ideal members will have big ideas on how to reach these groups, and they will have high levels of professionalism and public speaking skills. This sector is vital to our continued growth and we can’t wait to bring on people who are ready to create this new program.
Study Abroad Committee
If you are studying abroad for a semester, but still want to be involved with UADM, we now have a way! A more informal committee, this group will allow those who are missing an extended period of time to still participate in UADM events and fundraising. These members should be passionate about the cause, and they will require flexibility as they work to assist all of the different UADM committees during their one semester on campus. We can’t wait to see all the places that our study abroad committee will take UADM!
Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee gives UADM its voice. Members of this committee are responsible for all of the written content that UADM produces, from tweets to blog posts to press releases. This committee will also be working to further develop the UADM brand and make UADM more visible on campus and in the community. If you want to use your strong communication skills to tell our story of making miracles, this committee is for you!
The Creative Committee holds the artists behind all of UADM's promotional and branded materials. If you have a passion for the Adobe Creative Suite, web design, witty tshirt designs, and visual identity guides, the Creative Team wants you! UADM's Creative Team offers opportunities to fill your portfolio with professional quality work, including co-branded efforts with well-respected organizations such as The Children's Miracle Network and Love's Travel Stops.
The Insights Committee aids UADM's leaders in strategically planning our communication and fundraising campaigns by collecting and analyzing data on our presence on social media and beyond. If you have a mind for numbers, strategy or "big picture" thinking, this is the place for you!
The Media Committee handles all of UADM's photography and video production throughout the year. Media Team members are responsible for documenting our year-long efforts to make miracles from behind the camera. UADM's Media Team offers aspiring shutterbugs the opportunity to do everything from snapping the perfect candid to orchestrating and editing an entire video campaign.
Under the Catering Committee you will responsible for organizing food related aspects of Dance Marathon, securing food primarily for our main event as well as for any events that we need it for throughout the year. The catering committee will also work with local restaurants to set up spirit nights supporting UADM. Here’s a little insight on what to expect throughout the year: Every week, everyone on the committee will be calling local restaurants in the Tuscaloosa area and asking for food donations to provide at our events. Not only will you will help organize the logistics of procuring and serving food at anything DM related, and also works closely with corporate sponsorship to ensure that as much food as possible at our events is donated. Through this experience, you will gain knowledge and skills about how to solicit with different businesses, plan catering events, solve problems on your feet and work with people of all backgrounds. This opportunity is great for all majors! We are looking for friendly people who have abundant organizational skills.
The Partnership Committee is responsible for corporate outreach. This committee is integral to Dance Marathon’s success, working to develop lasting corporate partnerships with local Tuscaloosa businesses. Committee members will act as liaisons between Dance Marathon and potential donors in the Tuscaloosa area. This committee is in charge of presenting a business plan to local businesses and obtaining donations, both monetary and in kind. Ideal applicants should be willing to go out to businesses in the community with determination, purpose and confidence in obtaining donations/sponsorship. The members of this committee are officially Dance Marathons representatives to potential donors and sponsors therefore a high degree of professionalism will be expected from Partnership Committee members.
Hospital Relations: Family Relations and Volunteer Services Committees
Hospital Relations consists of two committees: Family Relations and Volunteer Services. Together both committees make up a dynamic group of people who share a common passion and enthusiasm for who UADM supports: the kids!
The Family Relations Committee will serve as a liaison between Dance Marathon and Children's of Alabama and work to get our Miracle Families involved in and excited for Dance Marathon 2017. This committee will communicate with these incredible families prior to DM and serve whatever needs they may have leading up to or during the event. When the main event comes around, family relations members serve as the lifeline for their family in the craziness of the day, so developing that relationship with the family throughout the year is imperative. Ideal qualities for this position include a passion for the Miracle Families, oral and written communication skills, creativity, organization, enthusiasm, and the desire to get to know some of the most inspiring kids and families in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.
The Volunteer Services Committee will work directly with Children's of Alabama Hospital to organize different activities and events for staff members to attend. Each committee member will also be required to become a certified volunteer at the hospital because not only does UADM want to give our monetary donations, but also our time.
High School Relations Committee
Under the High School Relations Committee, you will be responsible for reaching out to local high schools in the Tuscaloosa area and recruiting students to join the Dance Marathon movement. Within this role, you will be collaborating with high school students to help them plan and organize fundraising events, ultimately working towards the goal of setting up local mini marathons. Additionally, staff members will attend the mini marathons to keep morale high and help develop those programs and leaders. Members of this committee should be passionate about the cause, but also passionate about developing future leaders of UADM within our local high schools. A high degree of professionalism will be expected of these members as they work with local high school administrators throughout the year.
Account Management Committee
The Account Management Committee is responsible for handling and tracking incoming and outgoing money for UADM. This committee will be working to develop and implement a budgeting system, and they will come up with a tracking system in order to watch where our different donations and support come from. This committee will work to garner university support through additional funding throughout the year. Members of this committee should be proficient with Microsoft Excel, and they must be very organized and prepared to learn about the ins and outs of the donordrive fundraising system. This committee is ideal for business and finance major.
Fundraising Campaigns Committee
Our Fundraising Campaigns Committee is responsible for planning and implementing our large scale fundraising campaigns throughout the year. This committee will develop new ways to get our campus and community involved in as well as competing in fundraising for the main event. These members will have the opportunity to take a leadership role on planning a campaign, and they will be working closely with our account management team to set fundraising goals and track incoming donations. Members of this committee should have new and innovative ideas on how to set and meet fundraising goals throughout the year, and they should have a high level of understanding and passion for our cause in order to develop ways to motivate our campus and community to fundraise.
Miracle Maker Relations Committee
Our Miracle Maker Relations Committee works to reach out to our Miracle Makers on a more personal level and keep them involved throughout the year. This committee will be developing new ways to connect to our Miracle Makers and stress that they are a part of UADM as soon as they sign up, encouraging them to get more involved with our events throughout the year. These members also have the task of developing Miracle Maker incentives for fundraising and participating in UADM events throughout the year. Passion for the cause is a must on this committee, and members should also have a passion for working with people and motivating and inspiring our campus.
Event Logistics Committee
The Event Logistics Committee that is extremely vital for the success of our events. From tabling to kickoff to the main event, event management helps coordinate, schedule, and register events with UA staff and offices across campus. Without the work of this committee, our events would not happen. The members of this committee also work closely with our Morale team as we plan for our main event. Developing the setup and schedule for the main event and working to make sure that the entire event is planned and will run smoothly is a major role that this committee plays throughout the year. This committee requires members to be highly organized and to have strong time management skills in submitting requests to the university. These members should also display high levels of professionalism in working with our University staff and administration.
Morale is made up of 84 of UA's most outgoing, energetic, and fun-loving people. Morale is responsible for planning all activities and games for participants on the day of as well as creating the annual line dance that Miracle Makers learn throughout the 12 hour event. At the main event, Morale ensures that the event runs smoothly and participants enjoy themselves. Members of this committee should be outgoing, passionate, and should love working with and motivating other students on campus. They should also be able to develop new and innovative ideas on how to run our event more successfully in this upcoming year.
Entertainment committee, or Etain for short, is responsible for music, productions and lighting for the main event as well as helping with music for other events throughout the year. This committee also works to secure student performances for the main event. If you are interested in or have experience with productions, entertaining, or DJ-ing, this is the committee for you!
Membership Development Committee
Membership Development is in charge of overall staff relations throughout the year. From Miracle Cup points to staff bonding and new member education, this committee’s job is to make sure staff is all on the same page and everyone knows their role to make sure we are growing and raising as much money as possible FTK! This committee holds our members responsible to the time commitment that they made to the organization, but they also work to make sure that it is always a fun and exciting commitment to make! Members of this committee should be passionate about creating a family within UADM, have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and should have new and creative ways to develop our individual members.