Strategic Planning and Development Chair

The Strategic Planning and Development Chair is responsible for acting as the process owner of long-range planning for the Heard Museum Guild.  This person, under the direction of the  Guild President, will interface with key Guild Members and Heard Museum Staff in the development and collaboration of future long-range strategic plans for the Heard Guild.

This position is strategic (The what part?  What are we trying to accomplish?) and not tactical (The how part?  How are we going to accomplish our goals?).


  • Experience in leading organizational/strategic planning for profit & nonprofit organizations
  • Comprehensive understanding of how the Guild interfaces with the Heard Museum
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Guild’s Mission Statement and Strategic Agenda as it pertains to the Heard Museum
  • Understands what it means to re-engineer work in terms or inputs, outputs, and disconnects. (THE RE-ENGINEERING PROCESS)
  • Understands the history of the Guild today and how it is likely to change/evolve
  • Capable of being recognized within the group as an expert and leader
  • Leads with ideas, charisma, confidence, sensitivity, and collaboration with Guild Members and Heard Museum Staff


  • Is the process owner
  • Leads the re-engineering effort when called upon by the President of the Heard Guild
  • Establishes clear priorities and timetables
  • Understands the process in detail and integrates all of the team’s work
  • Is accountable for results of the design phase as well as implementation plans in partnership with the Guild Board
  • Recruits and assigns work group members if called on to do so
  • Understands that we are working with volunteers
  • Communicates the plan to the Guild Board
  • Works closely with the officers of the Guild and Heard Museum


  • September – May


The Heard Museum Guild Board encourages innovation and process improvement, but new initiatives and/or different approaches, activities, or actions must be discussed with the Coordinator and / or Guild Executive Committee and, if necessary approved by the Guild Board and/or Museum.


8/9/2018 Passon Revised