People In Education is seeking a Director!


People in Education is hiring a new Director to lead our work toward humanizing schooling.  

Who we’re looking for

PIE's ideal Director is committed to transforming the practice of schooling. Grounded in strategic thinking and able to manage programs, they are a proven leader who can coach and facilitate teams to actualize programmatic visions. Finally, they are able to ensure that an organization has the resources it needs to operate healthily and sustainably.

The ideal candidate is a motivator, thrives in a collaborative environment with a broad range of partners and yet is self directed.

Interest and experience in art, music, design and/or visual culture is a plus.


  • Two to three years of management experience

  • Background in facilitation

  • Background in education, youth development and/or arts education

  • Excellent written communications skills

  • An enthusiasm for People In Education and education in general

  • Confident verbal communication – an ability to speak on behalf of, and help develop PIE’s voice

  • Well organized with the ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work collaboratively and strategically

  • Ability to evaluate, learn from successes and missteps, and adapt

  • Ability to give clear direction and take feedback

About the position

The Director will manage PIE’s full time staff while supporting our network of artists, interns and educators to explore ideas and practices around humanizing schooling.


  1. Organizational Strategy PIE's Director oversees all of our program areas and cultivates plans to sustainably move the work forward. This includes:

    1. Internal Strategy- oversee PIE’s teams and programs to ensure alignment towards PIE’s mission and vision.

    2. Communications strategy- make PIE’s work visible, accessible and compelling.

    3. Fundraising Strategy- lead efforts that ensure the long-term health and sustainability of PIE.

  2. Team Management Maintain a healthy, productive work culture within the organization.

    1. Manage and coach PIE’s staff (i.e. weekly meetings, 1 on 1 meetings, etc.).

    2. Further develop strong systems for human resources.  

    3. Further develop strong systems for financial management.

    4. Lead and develop PIE’s Advisory Board.

    5. Host and manage check ins with AMP staff regarding fiscal sponsorship.

  3. Holistic System Change Develop a strategy to further PIE’s mission.

    1. Stay abreast of trends and developments in education justice locally and nationally.

    2. Foster strong relationships with other local organizations working to make education systems more accountable, just and humanizing.

    3. Research and disseminate to key stakeholders best practices within the fields of arts and education.

This position is full time and based in Detroit, Michigan.


Salary range: $50,000 - $58,000 (commensurate with skills and experience).

Competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance, to be detailed during selection process.

How to apply

The deadline to apply is May 28 at midnight EST. The target start date for the PIE Director is July 8, 2019.

To apply, please send the following to with your name and “PIE DIRECTOR” in the subject line by May 28 at midnight EST:

  • Cover letter telling us about your commitment to leadership and education

  • Résumé

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

Download a PDF of the Call for PIE Director here.

We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities 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.