PTA President
Your PTA members look to you for leadership in creating partnerships within your community and fostering
an environment where family engagement is encouraged and respected. Responsibilities include:
• Chairing Board and general meetings;
• Overseeing fiscal compliance;
• Serving as a liaison with school administration or community partners;
• Checking in regularly with officers and committees to ensure the overall plan is on target;
• Identifying challenges and inviting solutions;
• Familiarizing yourself with all PTA programs and resources;
• Representing PTA to the community;
• Recruiting and mentoring volunteers and future leaders; and
• Volunteering at events, when available.
Great presidents often have leadership, planning, and public speaking skills and experience.

Vice President
You may be called upon at any time to assume the role of president, temporarily or until the position is filled in accordance with your bylaws. Responsibilities include:
• Implementing duties delegated by the president
• Representing the president in his or her absence
• Performing specific duties as provided for in the bylaws
• Familiarizing yourself with all PTA programs and resources
• Preparing for leadership by attending additional trainings
and events that may be offered by your council, region,
state or National PTA
Great vice presidents often learn or possess leadership, planning and public speaking skills.

Your PTA relies on you to ensure that appropriate financial records are kept, a budget is established and
followed, and controls are in place to prevent theft or fraud. Responsibilities include:
• Keeping accurate records and submitting written financial statements for meetings;
• Chairing the Budget Committee, which prepares and monitors the annual budget;
• Ensuring an audit, financial review, or compilation is done in accordance with the bylaws;
• Preparing an annual report to be used to review your PTA financial records;
• Filing your PTA’s 990 report to the IRS on time—if your unit is a 501(c)(3);
• Submitting state-level reports and filings as required;
• Overseeing proper handling of money, such as ensuring money is collected, counted, recorded,
and deposited promptly and appropriately; and
• Ensuring financial checks and balances are in place at all times.
Great treasurers often have skills or experience with basic financial management. Training and tools are
available from your state PTA and National PTA.