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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


26040 AceroSte 106Mission Viejo, CA 92691


G.I. Joe Search & Rescue - Joe Le Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2011. Our mission at GIJ SAR is to provide assistance & resources to local authorities and families with missing loved ones. We are a self-activating team of search & rescue volunteers, and we respond when notified of an emergency rescue or recovery mission. We strive to prevent and assist in emergency rescue situations by both preparing and training ourselves with survival and SAR techniques, and via educating the public on safety and survival techniques.

    • Support and partner with the President and board members on all major fundraising initiatives

    • Collaborate with the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) to develop and implement GIJ SAR's financial strategy

    • Actively work with the President to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation and government grants, etc.

    • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach

    • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position GIJ SAR ahead of major funding changes or trends

    • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to the President, board and senior leaders

    • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors

    • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program

    • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team


    • 7-10 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)

    • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships

    • Strong organizational skills

    • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives

    • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside GIJ SAR

    • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred

    • High energy and passion for GIJ SAR's mission is essential

    • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan

    • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Search & Rescue
  • Executive Admin

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

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