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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:

The Nest Nature School – Director

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 land, water, and wildlife in the hopes that they will become champions and stewards of the Earth. Since 2016, the Cibolo, located in Boerne, Texas, has been providing exceptional early childhood education in the Nature School to foster young children in their full spectrum of development.

At the Nest Nature School, we are nurturing strong bodies, inquisitive minds, and wild hearts. The school uses the best practices of early childhood and nature-based educational approaches to foster a cohesive learning community. 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 Nature School Director will work in partnership with the VP of Education, Nature School Assistant Director, and Administrative Assistant to implement preschool and extended care programming during the school year and summer months. The Director will primarily be responsible for the leadership of the program including financial oversight, nature-based philosophy and organizational mission alignment, and community and family communication and partnerships.

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 Director must have the ability to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.

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: THE NEST NATURE SCHOOL DIRECTOR.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Current Texas Administrator’s Credential and/or meets licensing criteria (experience and education) for child-care directorship
  • Passion for and commitment to connecting young children and their families with nature through a play-based, nature-based, child-centered approach
  • Serve as a direct line of communication for families with concerns not addressed by the classroom teacher(s) or Assistant Director
  • Work with the VP of Education on strategic planning for the school including future partnerships
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
Apply

The Nest Nature School – Assistant Director

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 land, water, and wildlife in the hopes that they will become champions and stewards of the Earth. Since 2016, the Cibolo, located in Boerne, Texas, has been providing exceptional early childhood education in the Nature School to foster young children in their full spectrum of development.

At the Nest Nature School, we are nurturing strong bodies, inquisitive minds, and wild hearts. The school uses the best practices of early childhood and nature-based educational approaches to foster a cohesive learning community. 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.

Located in the heart of Boerne, we provide our students access to more than 60 acres of pristine natural spaces along the Cibolo Creek with prairies, trails, forests, and gardens. Our unique campus, located at the Herff Farm, provides abundant nature-based opportunities to support our play-based learning philosophy. The school campus, including four learning cottages and a welcome center, was opened in 2021. 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. Outdoor learning spaces include opportunities for students to grow vegetables, explore the forest, experience a sensory garden, create nature-based art, and engage in a variety of physical and imaginative play.

The Nature School Assistant Director will work in partnership with the Nature School Director and Administrative Assistant to implement preschool and extended care during the school year and summer months. The Assistant Director will develop and coordinate the daily operations of the school to the implementation of the curriculum, teacher evaluation, and adherence to licensing requirements.

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 Assistant Director must have the ability to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.

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: THE NEST NATURE SCHOOL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.
Position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant licensing, school, and organizational rules and regulations
  • Ensure activities include the areas of social and emotional learning, pre-literacy, gross and fine motor, math, natural history, ecology, art, music, dance, and drama
  • Model and facilitate an inclusive, positive staff culture with a strong sense of belonging
  • Support the director in the production of the monthly newsletter
  • Working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Texas Hill Country natural history and ecology
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
Apply

The Nest Nature School – Lead Teacher

POSITION

Full-time position, 40 hours/week

Summary

At the Nest Nature School, we are nurturing 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.

The Cibolo is seeking an energetic and passionate early childhood educator to provide strong teaching, leadership, and direction in the role of Lead Teacher for the region’s premier nature-based preschool, the Nest Nature School. The Nest follows an emergent curriculum with a play-based approach prioritizing our natural
spaces as an integral part of our classroom.

The Lead Teacher works collaboratively to provide guidance and leadership in one of our four preschool classes. We are looking for 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.

The position will support a traditional school day schedule, typically 40 hours per week, scheduled Monday – Friday. 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 available.

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: THE NEST NATURE SCHOOL LEAD TEACHER
or click the button below.
The position will remain open until filled.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2+ years experience as a lead teacher at an accredited preschool, preferably using play-based learning and/or nature-based learning
  • Working knowledge or willingness to learn natural history, ecology, and conservation concepts
  • Certification or formal training in Waldorf, Reggio Emilio, or Montessori pedagogies
  • Ability to work outdoors in all seasons and all weather conditions 60% or more of each day
  • Read full position description for complete list of qualifications.
Apply

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.
Apply

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.
Apply

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