People In Education is hiring a Communications & Fundraising Assistant


People In Education is seeking a full-time Communications & Fundraising Assistant to provide support with the organization’s communications of public outreach, fundraising, and social media, as well as general organizational support.

About the Position:

This position is full time and based in Detroit, Michigan. The deadline to apply is Feb 19th at Midnight EST. The target start date for this position is March 19th 2018.

Working at PIE is fun, dynamic, and challenging. PIE is a growing, grassroots project that is continually evolving and we are seeking candidates who are passionate about their work and excited to contribute. We offer a good salary and generous benefits.

The Communications and Fundraising Assistant provides support with PIE’s public communications, fundraising, and general operations support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Director to develop PIE’s communication strategy.

  • Work with the Director to create PIE’s external communications materials, including email newsletters, promotional materials, and press releases.

  • Develop PIE’s social media and web presence.

  • Work with program leads on media project launches.

  • Coordinate communications for various external requests including talks, trainings, and exhibitions.

  • Assist the Director in the writing of grant proposals and reports as well as general funder correspondence.

  • Assist with the development of individual donor appeal campaign communications, including solicitations, acknowledgements, and donor correspondence.

  • Provide general administrative and organizational support as needed (i.e. calendar management)

We are a small team looking to grow our administrative capacities, in this position you’ll work closely with PIE Director Nate Mullen to help to share our ideas of humanizing schooling.

What We’re Looking For

We are seeking a candidate with an experience in program communications and arts administration, and/or fund development with a strong commitment to social justice. This person is self-directed, extremely detail-oriented, and able to work in a collaborative environment with a broad range of partners. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate has experience with basic backend web management and must be familiar with social media platform management and basic web applications. An interest in design, visual culture, and experience with Adobe Creative Suite software are pluses.

While this is an entry level position, we are looking for someone interested in developing both their own skills and PIE’s communications capacity.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following to with your name and “PIE Communications & Fundraising Assistant” in the subject line by FEB 19th:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Short writing sample (2-5 pages) that demonstrates your ability to distill complex issues

  • Three professional references including names, emails, and telephone numbers.

We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled candidates to apply.

Allied Media Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.