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Board of Directors

  1. Perri Rosheger President

  2. Joanne Williams Past-President

  3. Tom Kartrude Vice President

  4. Jeanne Buchanan Secretary

  5. Ty Young Treasurer

  6. Brent Evans Co-Founder

  7. Desiree Whitney

  8. Corbett Christie

  9. Lindsey B. Berwick

  10. Nancye Drukker

  11. Michelle Ernst

  12. Cindy Fowler

  13. John Freud

  14. Mark McCurley

  15. Esse Moreno

  16. Jonathan Piper

  17. Darryl Seillier

  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

  7. John Brazil

  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:

Vice President of Education

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 Vice President of Education (VPE) collaborates with team members to create a comprehensive strategy and management of the educational goals and impacts as a result of The Cibolo’s education and community programs. The VPE will oversee the work of program staff and volunteers to ensure each function stays on track to meet its goals, but also make sure each department understands its role in relation to the other departments and the nonprofit’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the VPE will work to support, enhance, create, and implement strategy and vision for programs, inspire the Cibolo culture internally and externally, and serve as a key member of the Cibolo Administration Team. The VPE will build cohesion and cross-relevance of the departments through a strong Leadership Team of program directors and staff.

READ Full Position Description

Download description HERE.

TO APPLY

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


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Create annual Workplans with Program Directors and review bi-annually
  • Ensure that Nest Nature School policy and curriculum manuals are up to date and communicated thoroughly to staff, teachers, and families.
  • Build and cultivate a high-performing program leadership team and play an active role in attracting, retaining, and developing a best-in-class staff
  • Develop, implement, and manage the program aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the VPFO.
  • Partner with the CEO and VPD to represent the Cibolo with external constituency groups, including community partners and donors.
  • Promote a positive, inclusive work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs
  • Lead and implement the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic action plan in collaboration with staff across the organization
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
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Nature Education Manager

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours/week

Join our team of dynamic professionals who bring passion, creativity, and knowledge to all that we do on our beautiful campuses along the Cibolo Creek in Boerne. The Cibolo Center for Conservation’s mission is to promote the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. We are a 33-year-old, rapidly growing conservation organization with a Nature Center, Historic Farm, and a Nature Preschool. We provide programming for children, youth, adults, and families while protecting and managing two campuses on 160 acres of majestic and pristine land in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

SUMMARY

The Nature Education Manager will lead the design and implementation of 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 staff and volunteers necessary to coordinate, plan, and implement educational programming for children and adults and events that inspire a love for the land, water, and wildlife of our region. The position will design and execute programs by fostering staff and volunteers who are passionate about nature and nature education.

The position reports to the Director of Programs and works closely with leadership and staff across the organization.

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: Nature Education Manager
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to foster positive management skills to develop staff and volunteers
  • Work in the communities that we serve as an outreach liaison and educator
  • Serve as the Director of the Cibolo Spring Break and Summer Camp, assuming leadership over every aspect of camp
  • Recruit, train, and steward volunteers to support education and the visitor experience at the Cibolo Nature Center
  • Assist with Cibolo’s collaborative efforts to foster interns
  • Work with Programs Director to create a program budget, program proposals, and design
  • Supports positive community-building inside and outside the Cibolo team
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CIBOLO SUMMER CAMP-Lead Counselor

POSITION

Seasonal, Ages 18+

Summary

The Cibolo is seeking energetic and passionate Lead Counselors for our Cibolo Summer Camp, the region’s most treasured and fun camp experience. Cibolo Summer Camp takes place in Boerne, TX on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm—160 acres with 5 ecosystems filled with majestic beauty. The Lead Counselor position is a paid position that will oversee Junior Counselors, Counselors-in-Training (C.I.Ts.), and campers ages 5-12.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Maintain emphasis on camp safety as a top priority. Full knowledge of safety management plan and emergency protocol.
• Certification and training in basic first aid and CPR will be provided
• Provide a positive role model for campers and counselors.
• Directly Supervise up to two Junior Counselors, up to four CITs and up to fifteen campers each week.
• Manage group (pod) schedules as set by Camp Directors.
• Exhibit high energy and maintains a strong camp spirit.
• Serve as communication channel between children, adults (parents), and Cibolo Center for Conservation staff.
• Work closely with the Camp Directors to help maintain camp organization, safety, enthusiasm and the commitment to the Cibolo camp mission.
• Being familiar with the Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm and park facilities.
• Attend planning meetings as needed.
• Maintain communication with the Camp Director/Asst. Camp Director – available via cell phone or 2-way radio at all times during camp hours.
• Meets with Camp Director weekly in Lead Counselor meetings.
• Maintains daily documentation as instructed by Camp Director.
• Works with other Lead Counselors and Camp Director/Assistant Camp Director as a leadership team.
• Maintains ongoing communication with assigned Junior Counselors and CITs.
• Focuses on teaching the objectives for the camp week to campers with emphasis on environmental education and stewardship.
• Facilitates positive relationships between counselors and camper groups with the goal to always foster friendship and respect for each other and the environment.
• Is present to support all Junior Counselors and CITs in their roles as camper mentors. Assists Junior Counselors and CITs with problems and helps to focus on successful outcomes.
• Assists Junior Counselors and CITs in preparing for each day. Makes sure that camp supplies are stocked and ready to go as needed. Help monitor the organization of the camp shed.
• Facilitates camp activities as needed – encourages junior counselors to lead activities whenever possible.
• Supports camp promotion efforts through Cibolo Center for Conservation and community events.
• Maintains an appropriate public profile that supports and promotes volunteer participation, the Cibolo Center for Conservation, and its mission.

Application

Download Application here.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Good organization & attention to details
  • Good oral/written communication skills
  • Reliable transportation is required
  • Previous experience working in a camp environment or childcare is required
  • Demonstrated responsibility and management of multiple people and activities
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
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CIBOLO SUMMER CAMP- Jr. Counselor

POSITION

Seasonal, Ages 16-18

Summary

The Cibolo is seeking energetic and passionate Lead Counselors for our Cibolo Summer Camp, the region’s most treasured and fun camp experience. Cibolo Summer Camp takes place in Boerne, TX, on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm—160 acres with 5 ecosystems filled with majestic beauty. The Junior Counselor position is a paid position and second in command in charge of camper groups.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Gain knowledge in camp safety plan and emergency protocol

• Be responsible for up to 12 youth campers from the time the campers arrive in the morning at 9:00 a.m. until they are seen leaving camp for the day with the authorized pick up in the afternoon

• Certification and training in basic first aid and CPR will be provided

• Act as mentors and role models to all campers and CITs

• Work with camp administration to support a safe and successful camp environment

• Meet with the unit manager as needed by the unit manager

• Maintain documentation as requested by Camp Directors

• Provide a safe and friendly experience for all children at camp with the goal to always foster friendship and respect towards each other and the environment

• Notify Unit Manager immediately if there is a health problem or concern regarding a camper

• Attend camp meetings

• Facilitate and participate in daily camp activities with the campers with a focus on environmental awareness and stewardship

• Coordinate daily camp activities with your Unit Manager and CITs

• Evaluate weekly each CIT in your group

• Maintain an appropriate public profile that supports and promotes the Cibolo Center for Conservation and its mission

• Perform camp duties as requested by the Unit Manager and Camp Directors

• Support camp promotion at Cibolo Center for Conservation and community events

Download Application Here

Read the position description here.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be between 16 to 18 years old
  • Previous experience working in a camp environment or day care is preferred.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Enjoy working with children ages 5-12 years of age
  • Have a general love of nature
  • Have Patience, flexibility and high energy
  • Demonstrated responsibility in overseeing young children
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications
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CIBOLO SUMMER CAMP- Counselor in Training

POSITION

Seasonal, Volunteer, Ages 13-16

Summary

The Cibolo is seeking energetic and passionate Lead Counselors for our Cibolo Summer Camp, the region’s most treasured and fun camp experience. Cibolo Summer Camp takes place in Boerne, TX, on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm—160 acres with 5 ecosystems filled with majestic beauty. This is a volunteer position that provides on-the-job counselor training. All volunteer hours can be applied to service-learning requirements for school, scouts, or other organizations.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Certification and training in basic first aid and CPR will be provided

• Assists with nature-related programs for the children in your group with a focus on environmental education and stewardship

• Provides a safe and friendly experience for all children in camp with a focus on fostering friendship and respect for each other and the environment

• Knows where each child is in your group at all times during the day

• Notifies the Junior Counselor/Lead Counselor immediately if there is a health problem or concern regarding a camper

• Attends daily meetings

• Facilitates and participates in daily camp activities with the campers

• Helps campers who are having problems fitting into the group

• Maintains an appropriate public profile that supports and promotes volunteer participation, the Cibolo Center for Conservation, and its mission.

• Performs other duties as requested by Junior Counselors/Lead Counselors.

• Exhibits leadership, high energy, and the spirit of camp for all campers and other CITs to follow

• Be present and on time to camp during committed work weeks and always be willing to ask questions and learn how to be the best you can be

Application

Download Application here.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • You must be ages 13-16 years old
  • Enjoy working with children ages 5-12 years of age
  • Have a general love of nature.
  • Have a willingness to work as a team, follow directions and learn as you go
  • Reliable transportation is required
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
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CIBOLO SUMMER CAMP- Lifeguard

POSITION

Seasonal, Ages 18+

Summary

The Cibolo is seeking an energetic, responsible, and passionate Camp Lifeguard for Cibolo Summer Camp, the region’s most treasured and fun camp experience. Cibolo Summer Camp takes place in Boerne, TX on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center a Herff Farm—160 acres with 5 ecosystems filled with majestic beauty. The Camp Lifeguard position is a paid position that will oversee the water safety of multiple campers ages 5-16, staff, and young volunteers.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Provide supervision and ensures a safe environment at the camp’s waterfront of Cibolo Creek.

• Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and to manage injuries.

• Provide rescues as needed.

• Utilize first aid, AED and CPR, and other emergency management services as needed.

• Understand and implement appropriate responses to changes in water conditions or weather conditions affecting the waterfront.

• Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area.

• Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

Application

Job Application here.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have a current certification in lifeguard training
  • Certification and previous experience working as a lifeguard required
  • Willingness to obtain an AED, first aid and CPR training. (we will provide)
  • Desire and ability to work with and supervise children outdoors in the water
  • Good organization & attention to details
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications
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Trailblazer Teen Volunteer

POSITION

9am-12:00pm Select Saturdays

Summary

The Cibolo is seeking energetic and passionate teenage volunteers for our volunteer program, at the region’s most treasured Center for Conservation. Cibolo Center for Conservation’s volunteer program takes place in Boerne, TX on our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center a Herff Farm—160 acres and many ecosystems filled with majestic beauty. This is a volunteer position that provides on-the-job training. All volunteer hours can be applied to service-learning requirements for school, scouts or other organizations.

Full Position Description

Read the position description HERE.

TO APPLY

Please submit a completed application to volunteer@cibolo.org or click the button below. Applications are available
HERE.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • You must be ages 13-17 years old
  • Attend training in guest interaction, interpretation training, and conservation.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Cibolo Volunteer Management Staff
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
Apply