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Parent Ally Program

Being a Parent Ally is a paid leadership position that provides students with the opportunity to develop a variety of necessary technical and soft skills while enhancing connections with Wolfpack families and the university community.

Interested in becoming a Parent Ally?

Thank you for your interest in working with the Office of Parents and Families Services. The Office of Parents and Families Services is now applications for the 2024-2025 Parent Ally student leadership team. To apply for one of these leadership opportunities, please review the job requirements and fill out the application form. Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Who is an ideal Parent Ally?

  • A positive role model who is actively involved – both in and outside of the classroom
  • Comfortable leading group discussions and working closely with parents, staff, students and faculty
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional, confident and articulate
  • Outgoing and friendly

What are the qualifications?

  • Candidates must be a current NC State students who will  be enrolled for the entire 2023-2024 academic year
  • Eligible students must have accumulated 30+ credits by the beginning of the fall 2023 semester subsequent to hiring
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Considered an upstanding member of the NC State community who does not have an unresolved student conduct record with the university

What are the time commitments?

  • Support all Parents and Families Services sponsored activities, signature events and various partner programs
  • Required attendance at the Parent Ally leadership training and retreat held semesterly
  • Fulfill a minimum of 3.0 (max 12) office hours weekly between August-November and January-April (December and May be scheduled based upon availability)
  • Weekly and monthly team meetings during the academic year held virtually

What are the benefits of being a Parent Ally?

  • Small team collaboration
  • Enhanced customer service training
  • Paid position on campus with flexible hours
  • Experience with event planning and implementation
  • Strengthening of people skills
  • Social media management and blog writing experience
  • Opportunities for small and large group presentations – public speaking skills
  • Experience working with a diverse audience
  • Networking opportunities


If your student is interested in learning more or has additional questions, please email with the subject “Ask a PA” or call (919) 515.2441.