Volunteer Coordinator

Posted: 06/09/2024

The Cibolo Center for Conservation is 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. 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.

Position Summary
Responsible for the recruitment, training, retention, supervision, and recognition/appreciation of all Cibolo
Volunteers as well as evaluation of volunteer experience. Will provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere
for volunteers and visitors of the Cibolo Nature Center. Will oversee day-to-day volunteer activities at the
Cibolo Center for Conservation, including the overall visitor experience on Cibolo properties. Ensure teamwork
and effective execution of volunteer events.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

• Interact in a positive, grateful manner as often as possible with Cibolo volunteers and guests.
• Serve as a constant ambassador for the Cibolo mission.
• Communicate with all departments of the organization to identify available opportunities and needs
for volunteers.
• Staff and schedule volunteers to staff welcome desk at the Visitor Center
• Recruits volunteer staff to fit these roles using a variety of resources and techniques.
• Gathers information about each volunteers’ skills, availability, and goals; matches volunteers with
appropriate opportunities based on this data.
• Schedules, coordinates, and assigns volunteers to appropriate departments, supervisors, and/or
mentors.
• In collaboration with various departments, oversees training of new volunteers, including placement
within properly identified opportunities.
• Regularly communicates with volunteers to ensure placement is a good fit for individuals’ skills and
goals.
• Maintains files, records, applications, and other data concerning volunteer programs.
• Drafts, maintains, and publishes guidelines, best practices, and procedures for volunteer program.
• Coordinates volunteer recognition and appreciation events and activities
• Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate and encourage others
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Previous experience in marketing, community networking, human resources, organizational development, database management, and/or nonprofit administration
  • Basic naturalist skills
  • Familiarity with Cibolo Center for Conservation properties, opportunities, and events
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field highly preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all seasons and all weather conditions 60% or more of each day.
  • Ability to 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 up to 30 lb.
To Apply
To apply, please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to hr@cibolo.org with Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled.