The Whittier PTA plays an important role in funding essential staff and services at Whittier–a role that will be even more important for the 2023-2024 school year. In order to accomplish this important mission and continue providing the same level of services, like supporting a daily Specialist schedule, Ms. Trilby, field trips, and community events, we need many more volunteers to join the board for next school year. Please see below for a list of open positions and their descriptions.
Want to sign-up or learn more? Contact our Volunteer Chair!
See a position below but worried it’s too much to take on? Have ideas for how you could contribute to a position that looks a little different than what’s described? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you!
OPEN BOARD POSITIONS (2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR)
Open Board Positions
|PTA BOARD POSITION
|BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR
|Beginning of year, fundraising months, and Wildchat weeks
|WordPress, Canva, Digital Graphic Design, Google Forms, Copywriting/editing
|Work with Communications Committee (Co-Chairs + Wildchat Editor, Website Editor, and Social Media Manager) to create announcements on Konstella, update the website, create Instagram and Facebook posts, manage grade-level Facebook groups, post monthly lunch menus on website, create the Wildchat newsletter, create takehome fliers, and communicate with class reps. Redesigned roles for ’23-24 make this role efficient and sustainable!
|Equity, Diversion and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Co-Chair
|Consistent through year
|Interest in learning, ability to think broad mindedly and critically, good listener, and willingness to communicate with different groups of Whittier community members (caregivers, teachers, staff, PTA Board) and if possible the wider Seattle community
|EDI Co-Chairs work together to lead a group focused on supporting the PTA and the school in their work to be equitable and inclusive in all they do. Examples of work the committee has done; Bringing in workshops and trainings on racism and equity, creating affinity groups, partnering with the school’s Race and Equity Team, educating/sharing information with the Whittier community through the WIldChat online newsletter, helped the school library purchase more inclusive books, sponsored tickets for sensory friendly event at the Woodland Park zoo, etc.
|Consistent through year; some additional work during legislative sessions
|Interest in federal, state, and local politics, especially as it relates to education
|Help communicate the legislative priorities (e.g., Top five Legislative Priorities) of the WSPTA within the Whittier community. Stays informed on local and state level legislative matters pertaining to the well-being and education of every child. Attend the WSPTA Legislative Assembly. Work to educate and encourage advocacy toward the WSPTA’s legislative advocacy efforts with the Whittier community.
|Enjoy building community and organizing teams
|Work with Events Chair to schedule and communicate plans for approx 6 community events throughout the year, including Fall Festival, Spring Fling, and Move-a-Thon. Recruit and support individual event chairs.
|Spring Fling Chair
|Work begins in late fall, heavier December – March
|Enjoy event planning and organizing teams
|Work with Fundraising Chairs to set fundraising goals and plan the event accordingly. Manage committee to coordinate event logistics, auction procurement (including class buckets, class art, and silent auction items), and market event with help from Communications committee.
|Work begins in January – May
|Experience with publication layouts
|Work with Yearbook vendor to publish annual yearbook. Work with community and Whittier staff to get content. Market Yearbook sales with help of Communications Committee. Coordinate Yearbook delivery and distribution.
|Social Media Manager
|Consistent through year
|Experience with Instagram and Facebook content creation; Canva
|As part of the Communications Committee, create Instagram and Facebook posts and manage grade-level Facebook groups.