NC State
Parents & Families Services

Parent Allies are NC State students that have been selected to provide support and leadership to the NC State Office of Parents & Families Services. These students assist in the programming, communications and services provided to parents and families of current NC State students.

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 communication skills
  • Professional, confident and articulate
  • Outgoing and friendly

What are the qualifications?

  • Undergraduate student who will be enrolled for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Eligible students must have accumulated 30+ credits by the beginning of the 2018 fall semester
  • 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?

  • Participate in all aspects of PFS Sponsored events: Parents & Families Weekend and Spring Fling
  • Participate in our annual  parent leadership training program and staff retreat
  • Fulfill a minimum of 1.5 office hours bi-weekly between Sept-Nov and Jan-April (December and May will be scheduled based upon availability)
  • Monthly meetings during the academic year

What are the benefits to being a Parent Ally?

  • Small team collaboration
  • Enhanced customer service training
  • Experience with event planning and implementation
  • Strengthening of people skills
  • Social media management and blog writing experience
  • Opportunities for small and large group presentations
  • Experience working with a diverse constituent group
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalized Leadership Development Plan (optional)
Although unpaid, being a Parent Ally is a unique role on campus that diversifies your leadership experience, translates well into the work-force and looks great on a resume!

 

Interested or have more questions? Email the Parents’ HelpLine at ncstateparents@ncsu.edu today.