THON Releases 2015 Executive Committee Application

The conclusion of THON Weekend 2014 marks the beginning of THON 2015, which means it’s about time for the world’s largest student-run philanthropy to select its next overall executive committee.

Applications for the THON Executive Committee are now available on under the Documents section and are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in 210 HUB. As always, no late applications will be accepted. Not all applicants will receive interviews, but candidates will be contacted about the interview process after their application is submitted.

This year’s application features two new Executive Director positions: Rules and Regulations Event Safety Director and Rules and Regulations Volunteer Safety Director, which will replace the function of the former Rules and Regulations Director position. The R&R Event Safety Director will be in charge of “designing and implementing the rules and policies of all pre-THON events and THON Weekend, as well as managing the PASS and Digital Line Management Systems.” The R&R Volunteer Safety Director will focus on “THON’s fundraising efforts in order to maintain the safety of all volunteers and the integrity of all funds raised.”

In the application, prospective THON 2015 Directors must answer the following four questions:

  1. Why do you want to be on the Executive Committee of the largest student run philanthropy in the world?
  2. What past positions and experiences with Penn State Dance Marathon have contributed to your leadership skills? What did you accomplish in these positions?
  3. What qualities and skills do you think a member of the Executive Committee needs to possess? How do you feel your skill set will contribute to the Executive Committee?
  4. Specific to the position(s) you are applying for, what suggestions or ideas do you have that will improve the individual committee for THON 2015 and in the future? Please include a 1 page summary (in outline form) of your goals and visions for THON 2015.

There is a separate application for the THON 2015 Executive Director position, which can also be found under the Documents section of Note that the due date for the Executive Director application is this Friday, March 21st, a week before the deadline for the Executive Committee application. It should also be submitted to 210 HUB; interviews for the position will take place on March 23rd.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, you may contact THON 2014 Executive Director Ryan Patrick at [email protected], THON Co-Advisor Darcy Rameker at [email protected] or THON Co-Advisor Jenn Mallen at [email protected].

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