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Board Connections - Project Blueprint Board Trustee Position

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Agency Information
Agency:  Access Of West Michigan
Incorporation Year: 1982
Annual Budget: $250,000 to $499,999
Board Meetings Held: Monthly
Current Board Size: 21
Number Paid Staff: 10
Number Volunteer Staff: 1
Primary Group(s) Served: Families / Parents
Low-income / Poverty
Position Information
Primary Contact:  Bruce Schlanderer, Chief Executive Officer, (616) 774-2175 ext. 104, (email)
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Position title: Project Blueprint Board Trustee Position
Description: We are looking for new faces around the table for our organization. Opportunities abound for involvement in our many sub-committees including our Pantry Policy Standards Committee, Brand Advancement Committee, Diversity Committee, Finance Committee, Development Committee.

Board Trustee Responsibilities:
  • Completes a new Board Member orientation.
  • Be committed to the mission and goals of ACCESS.
  • Should have congregational involvement.
  • Attend ACCESS Board Meetings held every third Friday of the month.
  • Expected to attend an ACCESS “Living on the Edge” poverty simulation.
  • Serve on an ACCESS standing or ad-hoc Committee.
  • Review all agenda material in advance of the meeting.
  • Assist in public relations and fund development activities.
  • Keep Board deliberations confidential.
  • Share expertise, skills, and experiences with the ACCESS ministry.
  • Sign a “Conflict of Interest” form and avoid conflict of interest situations or perceived conflicts and withdraw from conversations/avoid voting where conflicts may exist.
  • Support the ACCESS ministry with financial gifts, as able, and encourage others to contribute to the ministry.
  • Abide and support the vote of the majority (Recognize that the Board President and Executive Director/CEO are the primary spokespersons for the Board).
  • Monitor fiscal management and organizational effectiveness of the ACCESS ministry.
  • Represent the Board and not any specific constituency (i.e. gender, occupation, race, etc.)
  • Serve a term of three years

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