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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?

The application for the 2023-2024 Parent Ally student leadership team is currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities or email the Parents’ Helpline at and we will reach out to you when we reopen our application.

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.