Spring Membership Incentive!

$2,000 to Winners!

We challenge PTAs to continue to grow your membership! Units with the highest percentage increase will receive a free trip to National PTA Convention. Learn more here!


NCPTA Office Closed for the Holidays

NCPTA’s office will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Reflections Submission Site is Now Open!

The NCPTA Reflections site is now open! Instructions and guidelines are available. Click here to review them.


Apply for an NCPTA Healthy Schools Grant!

Apply for an NCPTA Healthy Schools Grant!

Interested in making your school a healthier place for kids to learn and grow? Apply for an NCPTA Healthy Schools Grant! NCPTA will be giving five PTA units $1000 to improve health at their school!

  • Deadline to apply – December 31, 2018
  • Grant winners will be notified by January 31, 2019
  • Final Grant Reports due June 30, 2019

Apply now!

We’re hiring!

The Director of Family Engagement implements, administers, and evaluates the grant-funded programs of North Carolina PTA. The Director of Family Engagement reports to the NCPTA Executive Director.

Provide Health Resources to Councils and Units (20%)

  • Drafts health newsletter, Facebook posts, and other health resource communications for Executive Director’s approval.
  • Plans health training as outlined by current grants
  • Delivers regular training to Councils upon request
  • Attends council meetings and trainings upon request

Manage Active Grants and Related Programming (80%)

  • Has a comprehensive and detailed understanding of itemized grant budget, remaining grant funds and grant requirement
  • Actively manages third party grant-related vendor agreements and work, including work by third party evaluators and reports progress of agreements and work to Executive Director.
  • Ensures outcomes described in grant documents are met and work described in the grant application, grant narrative, grant budget, and grant agreement are accomplished.
  • Monitor paperwork and necessary documentation connected with grant programs.
  • Keeps Tracking log of external and internal grant work deliverables
  • Work with program staff to ensure an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the grant life cycle. This entails tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, monitoring and post award management.
  • Work with Program staff to develop and maintain all grant agreements pertaining to grant awards.



  • Bachelors degree required
  • Master’s degree in relevant field (MPH) preferred


  • Two year’s experience in grant administration or grant management preferred.
  • Non-profit work experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with people in a variety of circumstances and from various backgrounds
  • Ability to work on a team and provide support to junior staff.
  • Possess a thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work.
  • Ability to plan and strategize financial and budget management for current projects and grant proposals
  • Plan, prioritize, and coordinate, multi-task and complete work assignments within deadlines.
  • Able to apply effective time management and self-management skills.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  • Ability to train others


  • Apply physical dexterity with some bending, stretching, reaching grabbing, holding and carrying
  • Hear and speak in order to communicate with others
  • Frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of 25 pounds unassisted
  • Seated for the majority of work day, occasional movement around office away from desk


The majority of the work is performed in an office environment, with some work at off-site conferences

Disclaimer: This job description does not include every duty or responsibility that a person in the role may be asked to perform. This position may be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Statement on the Shooting Death at Butler High School

National PTA Statement on the Shooting Death at Butler High School

National PTA President Jim Accomando issued the following statement on the shooting at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C.:

“While we don’t know the specific circumstances of this tragedy, our hearts and minds are with the parents, students, families and educators at Butler High School.

“Any act of violence at a school or involving children and youth is intolerable. Every student deserves to learn and grow in a safe environment. And no parent should fear for the safety of their child every time they leave home for school.

This is yet another call for action to prevent gun violence in the United States of America. School safety is a critical priority for all parents, educators, students and community members that cannot be taken for granted. We must make every attempt to reduce violence, especially incidents that involve firearms.

“It remains a top priority of PTA to promote safety for children and youth and improve education. PTA has a strong history of supporting and advocating for policies in the areas of gun safety and violence preventionjuvenile justicemental health and students’ overall well-being.

“PTA is also committed to supporting students, families, schools and communities in coping with and preventing violence. We offer a variety of resources at PTA.org/SchoolSafety.”

Get your tickets for Founders Day!

Get Your Tickets for Founders Day!

Founders Day is a celebration of the North Carolina PTA entering its 100th year of advocating for students. The event will include:

  • Keynote speaker NC Teacher of the Year Freebird McKinney
  • Refreshments provided by Jason’s Deli
  • Silent auction

Admission is free! Come celebrate with the NCPTA.

Get your tickets today!

We’ve taken our silent auction online this year, with bidding opening on Tuesday, October 30. You can view items and preregister for the auction here.

November 3, 2018

Interested in Interning at NCPTA?

NCPTA is looking for an intern!

Safe Routes to School Advocacy 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.

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Advocacy Intern will be responsible for membership engagement, capacity and partner building, developing educational materials, and coordinating and assisting with advocacy trainings to support NCPTA’s Safe Routes to School advocacy objectives. The SRTS Advocacy Intern will work with the Director of Family Engagement and report directly to the Executive Director.

This is a part-time, grant-funded, paid internship from date of hire through September 30, 2019. As this is designed as an internship, NCPTA will work with student to obtain credit if desired and eligible and to accommodate class schedule.


  • Work with the Director of Family Engagement, Executive Director, and other stakeholders to develop and implement campaign to secure state appropriations for SRTS programming and infrastructure including:
    • Liaising with state officials
    • Creating and updating informational materials for various audiences
  • Develop a coalition of stakeholders to advocate for state appropriations for SRTS programming and infrastructure and coordinate stakeholder meetings including:
    • Assessing current coalitions and workgroups to evaluate opportunities for collaboration and synergy
    • Assessing current stakeholders and partners to identify opportunities to engage diverse voices
    • Engaging members in advocacy
  • Organize advocacy and training events
  • Plan and develop communications with members, elected leaders, coalition members, and the general public about SRTS including:
    • Creating a social media messages and talking points
    • Creating and distributing local messages and calls to action
    • Creating member communications
  • Provide bi-weekly reports to funding organization

Qualifications and skills:

  • A graduate student or recent graduate in health policy, policy administration, transportation, planning, or a related field with applicable work or volunteer experience
  • Working knowledge of the political and legislative environment of North Carolina and the federal and state policies impacting SRTS and bike and pedestrian modes of transportation 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
  • Spanish bilingual preferred

Those looking to gain valuable advocacy experience with an established nonprofit organization are encouraged to submit a brief cover letter and resume to office@ncpta.org by October 26. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until position is filled.


Don’t miss our Lunch and Learns!

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss these great opportunities to learn from an expert!

December 11, 2018: “New” Math for Parents

What’s up with “common core math”?!? It’s not as complicated as you think!  Math teachers today are striving for  understanding, not memorizing. “Numerical fluency” is the starting point for building fundamental math skills before middle school. We will talk about this shift in approach and what parents can do to help their children.


Time: 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
Cost: $20
Lunch will be provided.

Past 2018-2019 Lunch and Learns

September 27, 2018: Surviving the College Admissions Process

Want to learn how to help your high school student through the college admissions process? Join Rhonda McRae of A2Z College Planning to learn how to plan, prepare and pay for college. This is a can’t miss opportunity for parents of high schoolers!

October 2, 2018: Understanding Your Child’s IEP

Join us for “Understanding Your Child’s IEP” — a step-by-step guide through the IEP document to help parents understand the purpose of each section and learn to evaluate their own child’s IEP. Stacey Gahagan is an attorney who represents families through informal advocacy and litigation, when necessary, to ensure students with disabilities receive a FAPE in the least restrictive environment as promised by the IDEA. Ms. Gahagan is committed to teaching parents and helping them to become better advocates for their children.

NCPTA Membership Sip and Chats are back!

NCPTA Membership Sip and Chats are back!

Local Unit & Council Membership VPs/Chairs, and Board of Directors  are invited to attend this monthly gathering to receive training, membership support, celebrate each other’s accomplishments, and to hear great things happening in PTA Units across our State.

Dates: Monthly on the 15th; the first is October 15

Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us online (preferred) via www.zoom.us (Meeting ID: 535 049 008) or join by phone: 1-646-876-9923 (Meeting ID: 535 049 008).