Director of Partnerships, CityTutor DC

CityBridge Education - Washington, District of Columbia - Full time


CityBridge Education’s vision is for the nation’s capital to be the first city-level proof point for an excellent, equitable education system. A Washington, DC-based nonprofit, we incubate the people, ideas, and conversations needed for equity-centered innovation in DC’s public schools and social enterprises. We do this by identifying talented leaders and school designers who can solve the educational needs and challenges of DC families, deploying particular effort to recruiting leaders of color. We then incubate and invest in the best of their ideas and, together, bring to market the next generation of transformational public schools and education ventures.


COVID-19 has disrupted three school years for more than 50 million students across the country. The result: exacerbated systemic inequities that disproportionately impact students furthest from opportunity, including thousands of students here in DC. Without an intentional solution, the potential education and economic impacts to our region could be felt for generations to come. Coordinated by CityBridge, CityTutor DC is a coalition of 50+ schools, community organizations, and city leaders to overcome the educational impacts of the pandemic by expanding access to High Impact Tutoring (HIT) for 10,000+ kindergarten through 12th grade students. Tutoring is considered one of the most effective evidence-based interventions for students. Our coalition is unified by the common belief that HIT can serve our at-risk students well.

Reporting to the CityTutor DC project leader, the CityTutor DC Director of Partnerships will build and manage relationships with external organizations that support student acceleration in DC's schools. As a coach, a facilitator, and a partnership broker, the Director will collaborate directly with universities, tutoring providers, and key partners in this citywide initiative. This is a full-time, term-limited position, projected through September 30, 2024 and will require living in the Metropolitan DC area. Responsibilities of this position will require weekly in-person activities, as well as travel to non-local convenings across the term. Preferred start date is August 8, 2022.


As part of a small, entrepreneurial team within CityBridge, the CityTutor DC Director of Partnerships will play a significant role in supporting the success of CityTutor in the following ways:

1. Build and Manage Successful Partnerships (40%)

In order to expand CityTutor's network of HIT providers, you will understand the national tutoring landscape and what has worked well in DC, and get expert on local providers' ability to provide tutoring aligned with the research-backed standards that accelerate student learning. Based on DC schools' and tutoring sites' specific needs, you will create new tutoring partnerships with local universities and expand successful, existing programs. You will work regularly with providers to gather and analyze site-specific data, using the data and your knowledge of program design to collaborate with CityTutor’s expert data partner on continuous improvement. You will also support HIT providers in recruitment and implementation of programming.

2. Foster Cooperative HIT Provider-School Relationships (35%)

You will coach tutoring providers to successfully implement a HIT intervention, start to finish, in School Years 2022-23 and 2023-24. In collaboration with the CityTutor Director of Implementation and Director of Interventions, you will meet with school leaders to understand and reconcile competing interests between schools and providers and ultimately design tutoring program solutions to meet the needs of students.

3. Facilitate Learning to Improve HIT Quality (25%)

You will plan and facilitate customized training sessions for tutoring providers to address site-specific and citywide trends. As the leader of a community of practice, you will convene tutoring providers to discuss common challenges and ideate solutions.


  • 7+ years of professional work experience
  • A track record of successful education program management
  • Experience with school-based instruction and/or tutoring; added plus for knowledge of local tutoring programs
  • Experience coaching adults, particularly around mindset shifts, as well as conducting academic observations
  • Experience with the DC public school system (traditional or public charter schools) and/or experience working with a local university
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking, planning, and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and problem-solving approach, able to take initiative with little guidance, regularly assess progress, and adjust course as necessary
  • A strong commitment to racial and educational equity
  • Willingness to embrace change, ambiguity, and fast pace in a start-up environment

CityBridge has a mandatory vaccination policy with the requirement that all employees be "up to date" on their COVID-19 vaccines unless they qualify for an exemption based on a medical condition, sincere religious beliefs, or other categories protected by applicable federal, state and local law.


You will report to the CityTutor DC Project Leader


The starting salary range for this position is $110,000–$130,000, commensurate with experience, and we offer a comprehensive benefits package including health (medical, dental, vision) insurance and 401(k) matching. Our total rewards package strives to meet our team’s intersectional needs around wellness, work-life balance, and flexibility, as well: We offer unlimited vacation days, 30+ annual paid holidays including office-wide Mental Health Days, flexibility to work remotely several days a week, Summer Fridays, pre-tax commuter benefits, an annual professional development allocation, free access to the Watergate’s brand-new fitness facility, discounted gym memberships, and more.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. A link to complete a brief one-way video interview to complete your application will be emailed to you immediately after you submit your written application materials via the application portal. Theapplication deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022. The hiring process will include an initial phone interview; performance task; a final interview day including interviews with the hiring manager, CityTutor team, and a cross-section of CityBridge team members; and reference checks.

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