itrek introduces tomorrow’s leaders in business, law, policy and STEM to Israel, helping them experience the country firsthand through peer-led, week-long treks. itrek’s unique peer-led model empowers students at the world’s top graduate programs to craft and lead an authentic experience for their classmates; experiences that reflect the diverse interests of the program’s participants and fields of study. Whether it’s meeting with members of Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court or technology companies, every trek brings Israel to life through a combination of education, culture and fun. Since its founding in 2011, over 19,000 graduate students across 103 nationalities have visited Israel with itrek, returning to campus with a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of Israel.
itrek is a growing 20-person team based in New York and Israel that continues to operate as a fast-moving and nimble startup. We love exploring new ideas and collaborating as a team to push ourselves and our thinking.
itrek seeks a Director of Development (DoD) to drive its fundraising strategy forward, oversee the day to day activities and growth of the team, and build institutional and individual donor support. The DoD will play a critical role in developing and implementing a strategic development plan, expanding itrek’s funding base of major foundations, while simultaneously growing revenue from individuals. The DoD will join itrek at an exciting time of growth, helping ensure the organization raises the financial resources to support a budget of more than $11m.
Reporting to the Chief Growth Officer (CGO), the DoD will also work closely with the CEO, Board Members, Advisory Board members, and other key stakeholders to inspire sustained and increased philanthropic support. The DoD will be charged with building out itrek’s major gifts program, overseeing a robust grants process, developing the leadership pipeline, expanding itrek’s alumni fundraising and advancing technological solutions to facilitate growth.
Salary range $115,000-$135,000; commensurate with experience.