Board Member

Project Access, Inc.

Posted: 8/8/2019

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: Human Services

City: Orange

Postal code: 92868

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Founded in 1999, Project Access – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – is the leading provider of vital health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors.  Our goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school and seniors active.

Project Access runs resource centers at over 70 properties in twelve states and provided direct services to more than 15,000 people in need in 2018.

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Board will support the work of Project Access and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the chief executive officer (CEO) & President, the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:


Leadership, governance, and oversight

·         Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO & President as they develop and implement Project Access's strategic plan 

·         Approving Project Access’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 

·         Hiring, oversight, and annual performance evaluation of the CEO & President

·         Assisting the CEO & President and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 

·         Partnering with the CEO & President and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 

·         Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 

·         Representing Project Access to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 

·         Ensuring Project Access’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Project Access serves

·         Broaden our circle of supporters, link other individuals and resources to the organization



Project Access Board Members will consider Project Access a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Project Access can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Project Access Board Members are asked to support these fundraising goals.

·         Attend Project Access fundraising events and promote the event’s sponsorship opportunities to your businesses, community friends, and colleagues.

  • Give or Get a minimum of $10,000 per year

·         Through personal resources or through the cultivation of new donor relationships, pledge an annual donation to support the Organization’s programs.



Board Participation

·         Attend a minimum of five of six board meetings annually and participate actively in board meetings

·         Participate in an annual board retreat and other short- and long-term planning activities

·         Actively participate on a minimum of one board committee

·         Executive Committee members are required to also participate in each of the scheduled Executive Committee meetings

·         Participate in and promote Project Access special events

·         Two year term with re-election required for each subsequent term


    This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Project Access’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.  Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

    • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector 
    • A commitment to and understanding of Project Access’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience 
    • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Project Access’s beneficiaries
    • Service on Project Access’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties


    Not Specified


    Unpaid Board Position

    Posting Expiration Date:


    How to Apply:

    Please provide a letter summarizing your interest in the position and Project Access, 

    examples of boards and committees that you serve/have served on (business, civic, community, etc.), and what skills or experience you can contribute that would be of support and assistance to Project Access.  Please email [email protected] with "Board Member" in the subject line.


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