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NCPTA is looking for a Social Media Intern!

Social Media Intern

The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) is the state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities. PTAs across North Carolina impact more than 685,000 children and their families.

NCPTA is looking for a Social Media Intern during Fall Semester 2017. Responsibilities will include monitoring and posting to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest), and participating in online outreach and promotion. Hours are flexible, but likely five (5) to ten (10) hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, but the successful applicant will register for course credit.


  • Work with the Executive Director to create and implement campaigns
  • Create engaging social media content
  • Develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis for programs
  • Monitor analytics on various platforms
  • Provide support at live events as schedule allows

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree student in Marketing with an emphasis/interest in Digital Media or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in social media/marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google applications
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights preferred
  • Knowledge of Canva, Adobe Pro, or iContact desirable

Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established nonprofit organization are encouraged to apply at

National PTA Hosts Reflections Theme Search Contest

Students can now submit ideas for the 2019-2020 Reflections Theme. National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. NCPTA welcomes all students from PTAs in good standing to participate! NCPTA will select 5 winning themes in November to represent North Carolina in the contest for the 2019-20 Reflections Theme!

Reflections encourages creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors. The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12.

Learn more!

Buy Tickets for Founders Day!

Register today to join us at the NCPTA State Headquarters on Saturday, November 4 from 1-4 pm for our Annual Founders Day Celebration!

The celebration will include:
  • Light refreshments
  • Keynote speaker Jason Griffin, North Carolina’s Principal of the Year
  • Silent Auction
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Commemorative rock painting for children
The ticket price of $15 for adults/$5 for children (by 10/27) supports the NCPTA Annual Founders Day Campaign. Founders Day, started by National PTA in 1912, became synonymous with Child Welfare Day, and allows members to assist NCPTA in expanding its outreach.

Updated Job Posting!

NCPTA is hiring an Advocacy Program Coordinator!

The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) is the state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities. PTAs across North Carolina impact more than 685,000 children and their families.

The Advocacy Program Coordinator will be responsible for membership engagement, capacity and partner building, developing educational materials, and coordinating and assisting with advocacy trainings to support NCPTA’s wellness policy campaign. The Advocacy Campaign Coordinator will work with the Director of Health Programs and report directly to the Executive Director.

This is a part-time, grant-funded, contracted position from date of hire through September 30, 2018.


  • Work with the Director of Health Programs and Executive Director to create and implement campaign to equitably strengthen wellness policies and wellness policy implementation in North Carolina including:
    • Assessing local wellness policies and SHACs in 115 LEAs
    • Liaising with state officials
    • Updating informational materials for new audiences
  • Develop coalition of stakeholders to advocate for equitable implementation of strong local wellness policies at the state level and coordinate stakeholder meetings including:
    • Assessing current stakeholders and partners to identify opportunities to engage diverse voices
    • Engaging members to engage in advocacy
  • Organize advocacy and training events
  • Plan and develop communications with members, elected leaders, coalition members, and the general public about local wellness policy including:
    • Creating a social media toolkit and talking points
    • Creating pitch packet for media
    • Creating segmented communications
    • Creating and distribute action alerts to members
    • Creating and distribute local messages and calls to action
    • Scheduling and create member communications
  • Provide bi-weekly reports to funding organization

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong emphasis in health, communications, and/or government relations with applicable work or volunteer experience
  • Working knowledge of the political and legislative environment of North Carolina preferred
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local policies that impact school health and wellness preferred
  • A knowledge of and commitment to NCPTA’s non-partisan advocacy work and the history of PTA advocacy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for NCPTA’s mission and vision

Those looking to gain valuable advocacy experience with an established nonprofit organization are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to by October 12. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

NCPTA Back-to-School Kit Available Online

NCPTA is excited to announce that for the first time the NCPTA Back-to-School Kit is now available online! PTA Leaders can access the kit digitally anytime anywhere. The kit can be downloaded in its entirety or by item.

View the NCPTA Back-to-School Kit.

NCPTA to Host the Family Engagement Leadership Forum

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC

This exciting forum will include the following:

  • Networking with PTA Leaders and Educational Advocates from Around the State
  • Leadership
  • Advocating for Schools
  • PTA Finance
  • Programs for Schools and MORE!

Learn more and register today!

NCPTA Announces Monthly Leader Webinars for 2017-18 School Year

NCPTA is excited to announce the Lifeline for Leaders Webinar Series for the 2017-18 school year. These monthly webinars are held on the second Monday of each month and cover a variety of  topics PTA leaders won’t want to miss.

View the Lifeline for Leaders schedule.

Health is Academic Campaign Helps PTAs Plan for Next Year

Did you know health is an academic issue? It is! Healthy kids are happier, more successful students. Health is Academic is NCPTA’s campaign to describe the connection between health and learning, and to share that with PTAs and schools across North Carolina. This summer, we’ll be sharing your stories about how healthier schools are helping every child in our emails and on Facebook.

Get ideas for how your PTA can get involved in each of the 10 components of the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community model! Summer is a great time to plan for next year and to think about how your PTA is going to make every child healthy, every child whole, and every child successful.

Flyers to Download and Share

academic-for-principals   academic-parent

Infographics for your website, newsletters and other communications


NCPTA Convention Photos Available on Facebook

NCPTA hosted its 2017 Annual NCPTA Convention & Male Engagement Conference on May 19 -20 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.

View photos from the 2017 Convention and Male Engagement Conference.

Six NC Students Win National PTA Reflections Awards

Congratulations to National PTA Reflections winners from North Carolina!

Three of the NCPTA winners received National Awards of Excellence, and three NCPTA winners received National Awards of Merit. These national award recipients were chosen from hundreds of thousands of submissions. Students across the nation participated in the 2016-2017 program, themed What Is Your Story?

View the 2016-2017 NCPTA Reflections Gallery of State Winners.

Awards of Excellence

These National PTA awards are given to the top three scores for each arts category in each division.

Dance Award of Excellence

Karsen Gresham
My Story
Bradley Middle School
Huntersville, NC
View Karsen’s Entry


Photography Award of Excellence
Nadia Kasell
Tiny Details
Castle Hayne Elementary School
Castle Hayne, NC
View Nadia’s Entry




Photography Award of Excellence
Mallory Arnett
Don’t Worry Be Happy
Heritage Elementary School
Wake Forest, NC
View Mallory’s Entry


Awards of Merit

These National PTA Awards are given to the next five highest scores for each arts category in each division.

The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro Film Production Award of Merit

Makena Cranor
What is Your Story
General Greene Elementary
Greensboro, NC
View Makena’s Entry


Literature Award of Merit

Sanvi Korsapathy
The Academy at Lincoln
Greensboro, NC
View Sanvi’s Entry


Music Composition Award of Merit
Asia Smith
Northern Guilford Middle
Greensboro, NC
Listen to Asia’s Entry