Here are areas where we often need help:
IN THE FIELD
Community Action Projects- restoration and conservation projects in Tucson urban neighborhoods and backcountry/wildlands. Helpful Qualifications: enthusiasm and knowledge of Sonoran Desert ecology, urban ecology, and permaculture techniques.
EcoPrograms- single-day to multi-night nature adventure programs in the backcountry and urban environments (primarily on weekends). Helpful Qualifications: enthusiasm, knowledge of Sonoran Desert ecology, outdoor experience (camping, backpacking, climbing, etc.), ability to tolerate warm weather and hike several miles with a backpack.
Field Studies for School- instruct middle school and high school science, leadership and experiential education programs primarily on weekdays. Helpful Qualifications: enthusiastic, knowledge of Sonoran Desert ecology, outdoor experience (camping, backpacking, climbing, etc), ability to tolerate warm weather and hike several miles with a backpack, experience with science and implementing scientific method.
Events- assisting with ITE and partnership informational, educational, and fundraising events is a key component of ITE’s responsibility as a nonprofit organization.
IN THE URBAN FIELD STATION
Administrative- office assistance, community events, and outreach often on weekdays and some weekends. Helpful Qualifications: comfort and competence in Excel spreadsheets, Google Drive, has reliable transportation.
Grant Writing and Development– Researching and writing grants and developing strategic partnerships and donors. Helpful Qualifications: Experience with grant writing and/or development and/or donor and partner cultivation, Excel spreadsheets, and a passion for the ITE mission.
Marketing– create marketing materials and assisting with social media. Helpful Qualifications: proficiency in use of Excel, Google Drive, Adobe illustrator/photoshop, Facebook, Instagram, etc.