The CORRAL Riding Academy is a Christ-led non-profit that offers our community’s most vulnerable girls a holistic long-term support system to provide each child access and opportunity so she can develop into the young woman God designed her to be. CORRAL is intended as a long-term intervention for these girls, requiring a minimum of one year’s commitment from each participant. CORRAL’s program provides intensely personal and high contact programming that includes only the uppermost standards of literacy and academic tutoring, vocational training, and equine assisted therapy programs, as well as individual and group mental health sessions. These efforts considerably reduce recidivism and risky behaviors among young women in our county, creating a future of strong, independent individuals.
How We’re Doing It
Being part of the CORRAL team means being ready to work hard and work joyfully towards this mission. We take our jobs seriously...but try not to take ourselves too seriously. Our team is diverse, fun, collaborative, and filled with supportive people. When things get crazy, we’re all hands on deck. When things slow down, we rest well.
CORRAL aims to serve the highest risk girls in our community. Among those risk factors is the influence of systemic racism. As members of a marginalized population, young people of color are statistically more likely to have negative health, academic and economic outcomes. Understanding this context, CORRAL bears the same responsibility to heal the trauma our girls have experienced due to systemic racism just as much as more commonly understood forms of trauma ie. physical or emotional abuse.
CORRAL is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is more than a commitment at CORRAL—it is the foundation of what we do. We are committed to walking with ALL stakeholders on a journey of anti-racism. We are fully focused on equity and justice. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
The Education Manager role at CORRAL Riding Academy is a key component to the girls’ success. This individual ensures that each child in our program has the opportunity to attend college. We are looking for a data-driven educator who has experience developing educational interventions with low-performing students. Ability to lead and grow volunteers is required to do this job well. This position is Full Time (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11a-7p, Friday: 9a - 5p, Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5p).
The Education Manager ensures the academic success of each Riding Academy participant in the CORRAL. This manager is responsible for providing each child educational access for future success. The Education Manager will monitor the academic progress of each participant and arrange interventions as needed. Successful candidates will uphold the mantra of “No excuses”, be willing to do “whatever it takes” to create future opportunities for the girls and deliver on our program goals and guarantees. This manager will work relentlessly but also rests well; demonstrating good emotional balance and spiritual fitness. This overall responsibility includes the following components:
Advocates fiercely for participants in ALL facets of their education
Acts as a point of contact for participant’s parents, teachers, and administrators regarding academics
Supports participant and their parents in understanding the school system, their educational rights, and how to advocate for themselves within that system
Attends IEP, treatment team, and school meetings as necessary
Plans and manages participant tutoring sessions
Plans and executes academic remediation to support each child in performing at grade level
Checks each participant’s online school accounts (i.e. Power Schools, classroom websites) weekly and creates a customized plan for each child
Holds each participant accountable for low grades/missing assignments, behavior, and school attendance.
Creates academic goals with the girls bi-annually and monitors weekly
Collaborates daily with the Programming Team to support program participants, create weekly schedule, and devise program interventions
Manages compliance needs for the RA academic program and maintains RA policies and procedures
Creates an optimistic, rigorous culture for participants where CORRAL girls are working with leadership rather than against, maintaining high expectations for staff and girls at all times
Monitors data proactively and makes data-driven decisions
Participates with girls and staff in all aspects of the Program, as needed.
College and Career Prep
Oversees College & Career Curriculum and shepherds students to a post-secondary education
Fosters a “college bound culture” where participants are excited about and have a vision for their future
Champion Management: This individual will manage a team of volunteers, the Education Team. As such, this manager:
Ensures champions understand the “why” of CORRAL
Teaches CORRAL 101: Girls and ensures each champion who comes in contact with the girls is prepared to work with them to the best of their ability using CORRAL’s values of safety, relationship, high- expectations, and accountability.
Ensures that tutors and volunteers are thoroughly prepared to work with the girls in tutoring and vocational sessions
Briefs volunteers upon arrival of schedule and girls needs
Update Salesforce with interactions with champions as needed
Manages a group of volunteer tutors and is responsible for the training, coordination, and capacity building of our volunteer champions. Includes volunteers in the “rigor with joy” culture of CORRAL
Provides training and professional development for vocational and tutoring volunteers
Provides leadership and oversight for vocational and tutor leaders
Other: Participates in CORRAL’s community events and fundraisers.
As Education Manager you can expect to be held accountable for the following numbers:
Course average for all participants, consistently above 80 (weekly) and on track to be a 3.0 or higher (outcome)
90% of the girls will attend school
80% of girls have C’s or better at each marking period
80% are showing progress towards personal education goals
85% of girls are on track to be “college ready” using CORRAL’s readiness indicator
Maintain a team of 10% Steward-level volunteers, 20% Engaged-level volunteers and 70% Participant-level volunteers
The ideal candidate for the Education Manager will have a Bachelor Degree in Education or Related Field, 2-5 years teaching experience, experience and success with implementing academic and behavioral interventions, and experience with at-risk or socio-economically disadvantaged youth and trauma-informed intervention. Group or classroom management skills are a must. The candidate will also have a passion to impact the lives of our future leaders. Other preferred skillsinclude:
Experience using a systems-approach to developing the whole-child
Math Education Experience
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience; generous PTO; health benefits
About CORRAL Riding Inc.
We are searching for a fierce advocate who is passionate about seeking justice and working with kids the rest of the world has given up on. Classroom management experience is a MUST. We are looking for someone who will contribute to a "culture of achievement" for the young women we serve. This job is not for the faint of heart.