Application: Strategic Planning Volunteer

Position Title: Strategic Planning Volunteer

Organization name: Organization for Transformative Works

Committee: Strategic Planning

Reports to: Strategic Planning Committee Chair

Time Requirements: 2 – 4 hours/week

Term: 1+ years (with 2-week mandatory break and optional additional 2 weeks, separate from any hiatuses)

Role overview: The members of the Strategic Planning Committee are responsible for conducting the strategic planning process for the organization, including: collecting information on the functioning of the org; analyzing trends; identifying problems, best practices, and future goals; presenting findings to the Board, the OTW as a whole, and the wider OTW community; facilitating the drafting, review, and implementation of the strategic plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings and participate in discussions
  • Share equally in committee work, including:
    • Drafting and editing documents
    • Implementation monitoring
    • Information collection (surveys, email and chat interviews, questions and feedback from the contact form)
    • Minutes
    • Documentation of committee procedures and decisions
    • Committee administration duties
  • Actively work to understand the issues the committee and each team of the Org faces, as well as the bigger picture of the organization
  • Research and keep up to date on the theory and practice behind the committee’s work
  • Maintain a commitment to confidentiality regarding the work of the committee and all internal discussions and information


  • Must not hold a seat on Board of Directors
  • Must not be chair of any other committee, but may be volunteer
  • Strategic Planning welcomes volunteers with no prior experience volunteering with the OTW

Skills and attributes:

  • Strategic planning experience or understanding of strategic planning best practices
  • Understanding of information processing/statistics and/or survey construction (helpful)
  • Impartiality
  • Ability to share tasks and contribute to a group environment
  • Commitment to clear and open communication
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities
  • Experience and/or training in conflict management and resolution
  • Commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to approach issues with an open mind

Training Requirements:

Strategic Planning Volunteers will :

  • Be trained in accordance with the Strategic Planning Training Procedure
  • Be open to mentoring and/or coaching other volunteers in specific bailiwicks if requested or needed
  • Be open to being mentored or coached if other volunteers have knowledge or experience to share