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Board of Directors

  1. Perri Rosheger President

  2. Joanne Williams Past-President

  3. Tom Kartrude Vice President

  4. Ty Young Treasurer

  5. Brent Evans Co-Founder

  6. Desiree Whitney

  7. Corbett Christie

  8. Lindsey B. Berwick

  9. Nancye Drukker

  10. Michelle Ernst

  11. Cindy Fowler

  12. John Freud

  13. Mark McCurley

  14. Dakota Durden

  15. Jonathan Piper

  16. Dakota Durden

  17. John Leonard

  18. Marilyn Tremper

Emeritus

  1. Guy Chipman (in memoriam)

  2. Juanita Chipman

  3. Tom Frost, Jr. (In Memoriam)

  4. Roger Hemminghaus

  5. Tim Hixon (In Memoriam)

  6. Joan Kelleher (in memoriam)

  7. John Brazil (in memoriam)

  8. Steve Lewis

  9. Jan Newton

Interested in a career at the Cibolo Center for Conservation?

Our Cibolo Team is a passionate, dedicated group who believes in creating thriving land, people and communities.

See current job postings below:

Director of Development

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday -Friday

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation’s mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. The Cibolo is a 34-year-old, rapidly growing conservation organization with an annual budget of $2.5M. Operations include a Nature Center, Historic Farm, and Nature Preschool. We provide programming for children, youth, adults, and families while protecting and managing two campuses on 160+ acres of natural area. The Cibolo welcomes more than 130,000 visitors annually and provides educational programs to tens of thousands yearly. Our dynamic staff brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all that we do on our beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

The Director of Development is a seasoned, “roll-up-your-sleeves” development professional. This position will work with the Vice President of Development to lead a comprehensive plan to cultivate philanthropic support that will advance the Cibolo Center for Conservation mission. This position will support the VP to help manage and work with departmental staff to implement fundraising strategies to ensure that organizational goals are met through relational donor-centered fundraising.

Full Position Description

Read the position description HERE.

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to: hr@cibolo.org with Director of Development in the subject line or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Support the oversight of the Development Team to ensure they have the tools needed to be successful in their respective roles
  • Oversee the implementation of fundraising campaigns, grants, and reports to ensure financial goals are met
  • Leads and participates in execution of events and programs in support of development activities
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising a development team
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Vice President of Finance and Administration

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours/week

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation’s mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. The Cibolo is a 34-year-old, rapidly growing conservation organization with an annual budget of $2.5M. Operations include a Nature Center, Historic Farm, and Nature Preschool that was opened in 2021. We provide programming for children, youth, adults, and families while protecting and managing two campuses on 160+ acres of natural area. The Cibolo welcomes more than 130,000 visitors annually and provides educational programs to more than 21,000 participants. Our dynamic team of more than 40 staff members brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all that we do on our beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

SUMMARY
The VP of Finance and Administration reports to the Chief Executive Officer and acts like their “Chief of Staff”. The position oversees accounting, finance, human resources, information systems, and facility maintenance and operations. This role is peer to the Vice Presidents of Development, Education, and Conservation and is critical in providing the necessary infrastructure, procedures, policies, reporting, and communications to ensure proper operation of the organization.

The VPFA will have overall financial management responsibility including the development, review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the staff leadership and Board of Directors.

Full Position Description

Read the position description HERE.

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to: hr@cibolo.org with VP of Finance and Administration in the subject line or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Management of bookkeeping transactions, reconciliation of accounts, processing accounts receivable and payable, payroll and other disbursement checks, etc.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Maintaining HR processes, procedures, and employee handbook in collaboration with external support as needed.
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
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The Nest Nature School -Assistant Teacher

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours/week

Summary

The Nest Nature School is part of the Cibolo Center for Conservation, an organization founded in 1988 to connect people with nature and inspire them to fall in love with the land, water, and wildlife in the hopes that they will become champions and stewards of the Earth. At the Nest Nature School, we nurture strong bodies, inquisitive minds, & wild hearts. The school fosters a cohesive learning community and employs the best practices of early childhood educational approaches. Our curriculum incorporates play and learning in nature to best support the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, physically to ensure that they are prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.

The Nest Nature School is part of the Cibolo Center for Conservation, an organization founded in 1988 to connect people with nature and inspire them to fall in love with land, water, and wildlife in the hopes that they will become champions and stewards of the Earth. Since 2016, the Cibolo has been providing exceptional early childhood education in the Nature School to foster young children in their full spectrum of development.

Our campus provides abundant nature-based opportunities to support our play-based learning philosophy. Our unique campus located at the Herff Farm is an integral aspect of our school. Located in the heart of Boerne, we provide our students access to over 60 acres of pristine natural spaces along the Cibolo Creek with prairies, trails, forests, and gardens. Each class is situated in individual learning cottages, complete with a beautiful indoor space, an open-air creative space, and picnic decks for lunch and snacks. The outdoor learning spaces include opportunities for children to grow vegetables, explore the forest, experience a sensory garden, create and build nature-based art, and of course, sliding and climbing and jump. With our school campus fully integrated into this majestic natural setting, we use Mother Nature as another teacher.

The Cibolo is seeking an energetic and passionate early childhood educator to provide strong teaching, leadership, and direction in the role of Assistant Teacher for The Nest, the preschool of the Cibolo Center for Conservation.

The Assistant Teacher works collaboratively to provide support to the Lead Teacher in one of our four preschool classes. We are seeking applicants equipped with a strong background in early childhood development or a related field with a passion to inspire children to connect with nature through play and exploration. We are seeking individuals who are joyful, collaborative, passionate, responsible, energetic, flexible, child-focused, and enjoy being outdoors year-round in all weather.

The position will support a traditional school day schedule, typically 40 hours per week, scheduled hourly Monday – Friday though some weekends or evenings may occasionally be required for family events, staff meetings, or training opportunities. This is a year-round, full-time position with benefits.

Full Position Description

Read the position description here.

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to hr@cibolo.org or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Supervise children in day-to-day routines and transitions, engage during daily hikes, support snack and mealtimes, and activity set-up/clean-up
  • Assist Lead Teacher in preparing and facilitating curriculum
  • Assist with student assessments and portfolios to share with administration and parents as needed
  • Respond confidently to emergencies in a calm and responsible manner and uphold emergency protocols.
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
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Development Coordinator

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours/week

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation’s mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. We provide programming for children, youth, adults, and families while protecting and managing 160 acres of natural areas. Our dynamic team brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all that we do on our beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

SUMMARY
The Cibolo is seeking a Development Coordinator who will play a primary support role for a fast-paced Development office that is charged with meeting financial goals through a robust fundraising program that includes major gifts, memberships, events, and annual donations. This position will also help manage the Cibolo’s membership programs with a focus on member acquisition, renewals, retention, tracking, and reporting. This position carries out a wide range of routine activities and special assignments related to attracting, tracking, and stewarding member, donor, and visitor relationships.

The Development Coordinator will report to the VP of Development and collaborate with all departments across the Cibolo.

Full Position Description

Read the position description HERE.

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to: hr@cibolo.org with the Development Coordinator in the subject line.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people to include volunteers, donors, board members and staff
  • Write, prepare and mail receipt, acknowledgements and thank you letters for donors in a timely manner and with appropriate gift designation noted
  • Prepares mailing lists and reports for the VP of Development and CEO.
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
Apply

Children's Education Coordinator

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation is an organization founded in 1988 to connect people with nature and inspire them to fall in love with the land, water, and wildlife in the hopes that they will become champions and stewards of the Earth. Our mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. For nearly 40 years, the Cibolo, located in Boerne, Texas, has been providing exceptional educational programming for children, youth, adults, and families at our nature center, historic farm, and nature-based preschool. Our dynamic team brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all we do on our
beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

The Children’s Education Coordinator will lead children’s education programs and events on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm, while also engaging children and adults in regional communities. All programs will have a special emphasis on environmental education, access to nature, and conservation
connections. This position will manage the volunteers necessary to coordinate, plan, and implement educational programming for children with events that inspire a love for the land, water, and wildlife of our region. Other duties as assigned might include recruiting, scheduling, and conducting Docent training for field trips; scheduling needed docents to run field trips, visitor center, and updating the current curriculum with guidance from our Nature Education Coordinator. All docents will be added to and managed through Better Impact. As field trips are booked, the information will be added to Cibolo calendars to reserve spaces and Better Impact for staffing and logging volunteer hours worked for field trips.

The position will typically work 40 hours per week year-round. The position is primarily Monday—Friday. However, some weekends or evenings may occasionally be required for family events, staff meetings, or training opportunities. Due to the outdoor format of the school, the Children Education Coordinator must have the ability to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions. They must also have the ability safely navigate a variety of surfaces, walk long distances, stand for extended periods of time, sit, kneel, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above head, climb stairs or ramps, lift, carry over 30 lbs.

Full Position Description

Read the position description here.

TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to hr@cibolo.org with Children
Education Coordinator in the subject line or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Coordinate all aspects of outdoor classroom programming including but not limited to teacher communication (verbal and written), and school scheduling and confirmations.
  • Recruit, train, and steward volunteers in various ways at the Cibolo Center for Conservation.
  • Ability to work with and manage a broad spectrum of people to include teachers, children and teens and volunteers
  • Read the full job description for more qualifications
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Farm Assistant

POSITION

Part-time, average 15-25 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation is an organization founded in 1988 to connect people with nature and inspire them to fall in love with the land, water, and wildlife in the hopes that they will become champions and stewards of the Earth. Our mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. For nearly 40 years, the Cibolo, located in Boerne, Texas, has been providing exceptional educational programming for children, youth, adults, and families at our nature center, historic farm, and nature-based preschool. Our dynamic team brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all we do on our
beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

Full Position Description

Read the position description here.

The Farm Assistant will work directly with the Farm Education Manager. The hours and duties will vary depending on season and tasks needing to be completed. This position is a part-time position with seasonal flexibility.

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to hr@cibolo.org with Farm Assistant in the subject line or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Organic farm and garden experience
  • Supports positive community-building inside and outside the Cibolo team
  • Perform overall garden maintenance to include, but not limited to; weeding, planting, seed germination, farm and garden preparation, harvesting, irrigation, organic fertilizing, digging, etc.
  • Read full description for more qualifications
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Bookkeeper

POSITION

Part-time, average 20-25 hours per week

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation’s mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. The Cibolo is a 34-year-old, rapidly growing conservation organization with an annual budget of $2.5M. Operations include a Nature Center, Historic Farm, and Nature Preschool that was opened in 2021. We provide programming for children, youth, adults, and families while protecting and managing two campuses on 160+ acres of a natural area. The Cibolo welcomes more than 130,000 visitors annually and provides educational programs to more than 21,000 participants. Our dynamic team of more than 40 staff members brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all that we do on our beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

The Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining accounting records for the organization. This role will report to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and work closely with senior staff members and a contracted controller.

Full Position Description

Read the position description here.

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to hr@cibolo.org with the subject line: Bookkeeper
or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Records numerical and financial data to produce financial records.
  • Reconciles and reports differences or issues found in financial records.
  • Assist with HR functions regarding PTO, 403b, new hire paperwork, etc.
  • Experience and ability to use Sage Intacct (accounting software) to record, store, and analyze financial data.
  • At least three years of bookkeeping experience is required, preferably in the financial industry.
  • Previous experience in volunteer recruitment and management
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Park Ranger

POSITION

Part-time position, Schedule to not exceed 21 hours per week

Summary

The Cibolo Center for Conservation’s mission is to conserve natural resources through education and stewardship. We provide programming for children, youth, adults, and families while protecting and managing 160-acres of natural areas. Our dynamic team brings passion, creativity, and knowledge to all we do on our beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek.

SUMMARY
The Park Ranger is responsible for keeping the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm clean, green, and safe to ensure an excellent visitor experience every day.
The Park Ranger reports to the Building and Grounds Manager.

Full Position Description

Read the position description HERE.

TO APPLY

Please send a letter of introduction and resume to brandon@cibolo.org with Park Ranger included in the subject line.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach and work in a constant pace; lift and carry 40 pounds; carry, climb and work on a ladder
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance when needed
  • Motivated and able to work independently
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
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