Open Positions for 2017-2018 School Year

The PTA Needs YOU to help shape and nurture the programs here at Franklin! Getting involved in the PTA not only benefits your child and your school, but it creates a greater connection between you and fellow parents. Come join a fun, energetic, and committed group of parents working to keep Franklin Elementary an awesome place for our kids!

 We need to fill the following key PTA positions for the next school year:

  • Assemblies Coordinator: This position with use PTA-allocated funds to bring assembly programs to our school to will educate and entertain all our students. The Assemblies Coordinator works with the school office to schedule events and contacts suitable vendors to come to school. Ideally, the Assemblies Coordinator would be on-site at the start of an assembly to ensure that everything runs smoothly, but volunteers can be found to help if being on-site at that time is a problem. Timeframe: Planning in beginning of year, periodic contact into the spring. 
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Co-chair: Celebrating and thanking our teachers is important to us.  This position helps coordinate Teacher Appreciation Week, birthday celebrations and other ways to thank our teachers throughout the year.
  • Snowflake Shop Chair: Prior to winter break, crafters in the Franklin community donate their wares for sale at this PTA-sponsored event. This position solicits and coordinates craft donations, sets up a shop space, and directs the work of volunteers. Timeframe: November/December 
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator: This position takes inventory of the emergency supplies on hand and restocks (using PTA-allocated funds) as necessary. Emergency Preparedness Coordinator may also work with the front office to ensure all students’ emergency contact information is complete and up-to-date. Timeframe: Beginning of the school year
  • Ability Awareness Chair: Pioneered by former Franklin Parent Jill Gorman, this event shows that we are more alike than we are different, and that we all have abilities, capabilities, and value. This week-long established program includes special assembly speakers and classroom activities that encourage thought and conversation about what we each have to contribute to the world.There are documents to support you and guidelines about what to do. Timeframe: This position would coordinate speakers in the fall and oversee the week’s activities during the event, usually held in the winter to early spring. 
If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Nancy Walker or Emily Anne Schulte, the PTA Co-Presidents for the 2017-2018 school year.

Franklin also needs a part-time Boost! Coordinator:

  • Boost! Franklin Program Coordinator Part-time positionBoost! Leadership is looking for a part-time contractor to work with our Jr. Coach program at Franklin elementary school in Alameda for the 2017-2018 school year.The Franklin Program Coordinator works each day during lunch recess from 11:40-12:40 assisting the student leaders in the Jr. Coach program. Jr. Coaches help during the lunch hour to provide alternative activities to traditional recess (board games, drawing, legos, etc…), the Program Coordinator will assist with recruiting, training, scheduling of leaders and general coordination of the Boost! Program activities at Franklin school. In addition the Program Coordinator will coordinate with the Boost! Executive Director, school staff and administration as needed.

    Pay: is $17-$20 per hour based on experience

    Position Dates August 21 – June 6, 2018

    Contact Lissa Merit, the Boost! Leadership Executive Director, for more information and to apply for the job: (510) 499-5943,