Viewing posts from: September 2017

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 office@ncpta.org.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 office@ncpta.org by October 12. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until position is filled.