School Partnerships Development Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive and commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Suite 302
United States


CommonLit is a nonprofit edtech startup organization dedicated to closing the literacy gap for American students. Currently, CommonLit’s digital curriculum and online tools reach over 5 million students in over 50,000 public schools in the United States. We are looking for a School Partnerships Development Specialist to join our growing School Partnerships Department. We are looking for a person who has 2-4 years of teaching or related experience and is excited to dive into a startup atmosphere and work in business and partnership development. The ideal candidate would be excited about working for a fast-paced, metrics-driven, and competitive team. This person would also be excited to take on multiple roles and should possess a strong interest in helping to improve educational outcomes for all students.


  • Establish and cultivate relationships with district leaders who are interested in purchasing CommonLit’s customized services
  • Work closely with school and districts to learn more about their specific needs, and how those needs can be met by CommonLit’s products and services
  • Closely manage existing school and district partnerships
  • Lead professional development and virtual trainings for districts to ensure a successful rollout of CommonLit’s program
  • Support the management of CommonLit’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and other SaaS tools


  • 2-4 years teaching or working in a closely related field.
  • Experience (or a clear interest) in business development, sales, or partnership development.
  • Extremely organized, able to juggle multiple responsibilities, and you manage deadlines efficiently.
  • Goal-oriented and unwavering in the face of unexpected obstacles or changing circumstances.
  • Very adept at working towards a metrics-driven outcome.
  • Strong ability to collect and analyze data as a means of iterating on a strategy.
  • A deep passion for supporting students of all economic backgrounds and driven by the belief that every student deserves the right to receive a first-class literacy education.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to with School Partnerships Development Specialist in the subject line.

Note: In your cover letter, please make sure to address the following questions:

- What makes you uniquely qualified for this position?

- What appeals to you about this role at CommonLit?

- What experience do you have in education?

- What experience/interest do you have in business development and entrepreneurship?