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National PTA Leadership Positions

National PTA is seeking candidates to stand for election at the National PTA Convention in June 2023. The available positions include:

  • President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President Advocacy, and Vice President of Membership (2023-2026 term) 

  • Six (6) Elected Directors At-Large for the National PTA Board of Directors (2023-2026 term)

  • Two (2) Members for the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (2023-2026 term)

Standing and Special Committees are appointed by the president and approved by the board of directors. Committee appointments for the 2021-2023 term are complete at this time. If you would like to be notified of committee positions available in the future, please click HERE.

Submission Requirements

YOU MUST BE A PTA MEMBER AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. Please contact your state PTA or local PTA for membership opportunities.

To prepare your responses prior to opening the online application, download the blank PDF version here: Letter of Interest Form

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You must submit your application on or before 11:59 P.M. EST Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Note: All candidates who wish to be elected to serve in a national capacity, including those who may choose to self-nominate, must submit their letter of interest during the LOI open season and be vetted by NLRC.

Once you submit your application, you will see a notice thanking you for your application submission. If you have any questions, please contact LeadershipRecruitment@PTA.org.


NLRC Office Hours


National PTA is looking for our next volunteer leaders and we want to talk to YOU about the many possibilities of PTA! The Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) is hosting three open Office Hours sessions via Zoom for interested PTA members at all levels to ask questions about leadership opportunities at the National level, completing the Letter of Intent (LOI) to run for open governance positions, and more. Register for a session today via the links below:

The deadline to submit your 2022-2023 Letter of Intent at PTA.org/LOI is Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, so don't miss this valuable opportunity to get tips and information that can help you take the next step in your PTA leadership journey!  

QUESTIONS? Contact the NLRC at LeadershipRecruitment@PTA.org




Elections

National PTA holds elections for Officer, Board of Directors and Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) positions. Interested candidates who wish to be elected to serve in a national capacity must submit their letter of interest during the LOI open season in the fall of each year.


New Election Policy

The National PTA Board of Directors adopted new Election Policy Sept. 30, 2020. An immediate implication of this policy change is that all candidates who wish to be elected to serve in a national capacity must submit their letter of interest during the LOI open season in the fall of each year.

All candidates will be vetted by the NLRC that will then determine a slate of candidates as in previous years. Those who are not selected may then elect to run from the floor as self-nominated candidates and may declare that interest as they might have done in previous years.

No one can nominate themselves if they have not already placed their name in consideration with the NLRC as that is now a prerequisite for self-nomination.



Candidates are selected based on their competencies as demonstrated in their Letter of Interest application, interview and reference feedback. For a description of our election process, review both the Governance Policy Manual and our National PTA Bylaws.

Questions


Email LeadershipRecruitment@pta.org or call (703) 518-1251.