Recommended Officers and Chairmen

All PTAs are required to have a president, secretary, and treasurer. Other officers may vary at the unit, council, and district PTA levels. All officers are listed in the bylaws. The president, as an effective leader, will see that officers receive their respective job guidelines promptly.

Recommended Officers
Vice President(s)
Financial Secretary
Corresponding Secretary

Job Descriptions for Officers and Chairmen
The president should provide the officers and chairmen with their respective job descriptions as soon as possible. Basic job descriptions for all elected and appointed officers are included in PTA bylaws.

In addition, Officer and Chairman Job Descriptions found in the California State PTA Toolkit, have been developed by the California State PTA for use by unit, council and district PTAs. These guidelines are meant to assist officers and chairmen in their duties throughout the term of office. The list includes the required president, secretary, and treasurer officer Job Descriptions and numerous others.

The job descriptions typically are distributed to members of the board-elect following election and are used with the updated procedure books forwarded by the outgoing officers and chairmen. PTAs are encouraged to develop job descriptions and procedure books for all PTA positions to provide continuity and sound leadership practices.

Human Relations

The six most important words:  “I admit I made a mistake.”
The five most important words:  “You did a good job.”
The four most important words:  “What is your opinion?”
The three most important words:  “If you please.”
The two most important words:  “Thank you.”
The one most important word:  “We”
The least most important word:  “I”

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