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Parent Ally Program

Being a Parent Ally (PA) is a unique opportunity to gain leadership experience on campus.

Interested in becoming a Parent Ally?

Working with parents and families offers insight into a diverse population and provides opportunities to grow soft skills along with professional skills necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. It’s also a great way to build your resume!

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 student who will  be enrolled for the entire academic year
  • Eligible students must have accumulated 30+ credits by the beginning of the fall semester subsequent of 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 PFS annual sponsored activities, signature events and various partner programs hosted in the spring
  • Required attendance at the annual PA leadership training retreat in August/September
  • Fulfill a minimum of 2.0 office hours weekly between August-November and January-April (December and May be scheduled based upon availability)
  • Regularly scheduled team meetings during the academic year

What are the benefits to 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