DISTRICT LEADER POSITIONS All District leaders must be active individual members of Member Clubs in good standing within the District where they are elected or appointed to serve and must be in good standing with Toastmasters International under Article III, Section 8 of the Bylaws of Toastmasters International. The responsibilities and qualifications of each elected leader position are as follows:
DISTRICT DIRECTOR As the District’s Chief Executive officer, direct the District in a way which fosters strong clubs; produces maximum growth in education completions, clubs and membership; and be consistent with the interests of members of Toastmasters International. Motivate the District to achieve Distinguished recognition. Achieve the mission of the District in a manner that motivates volunteer leaders and promotes a standard of excellence in all District activities.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the District Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director or Division Director or a combination thereof.
PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR Under the guidance of the District Director, strive to have every club and each member reap the benefits of Toastmasters and to have every club become Distinguished. Provides direction and counsel to Division Directors, Area Directors, and Club Officers on the educational opportunities in Toastmasters. Design and conduct successful District training programs, conferences, and other District educational events.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Program Quality Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director or Division Director or an Area Director or a combination thereof.
CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR Under guidance of the District Director, make the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to greater numbers of people. Plan, develop, implement, and direct District marketing objectives. Develop and direct programs for new club development, club rescue efforts, club membership promotion, and membership retention. Achieve Distinguished District goals for membership and club growth. Promote standards of service to the member and to the club.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Club Growth Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Club Growth Director or Division Director, Area Director or a combination thereof.
DIVISION DIRECTOR Achieve the mission of the District within the Division, accomplishing District goals in membership building and retention, club extension, and educational accomplishments. Ensure that each club realizes its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to members. Achieve Distinguished Division Program goals and ensure that Areas and clubs within the Division achieve Distinguished recognition. Serve the Division clubs by providing District support and resources through the Area Directors.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Division Director shall have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a District Council.
The following positions are either elected or appointed by the District Director:
AREA DIRECTOR Provide District contact, support, and assistance to the club so that it may achieve the club mission and fulfill its responsibilities to members. Help clubs by keeping in regular contact with Club Presidents in the Area and by visiting each club at least twice during the year. Achieve Distinguished Area Program goals and ensure that each Area club is Distinguished.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, insofar as practicable, the Area Directors shall have served as members of a District Council.
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER Help the District function effectively and achieve its mission by recording and maintaining accurate minutes of District Council, Executive Committee, and other meetings. Serve as upholder of the District Administrative Bylaws and Policies.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Administration Manager should be a reliable, prompt, well-organized Toastmaster who can accurately record meeting actions, has access to a personal computer and is able to reproduce materials.
FINANCE MANAGER Establish and maintain effective fiscal management of the District. Promote the growth of Toastmasters by providing sound fiscal guidance to the District. Produce monthly reports reflecting the District’s financial status, and ensure that expenditures remain within the budget approved by the District Council. Ensure that the District maintains the financial controls established by Toastmasters International.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Finance Manager should have accounting experience and understand basic bookkeeping practices.
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER Work under the direction of the District Director. Help maintain communication between the District and its members and work to increase public awareness of Toastmasters International through the media. Prepare a public relations program designed to achieve goals for membership growth, club growth, and educational achievements in clubs and achievement in the Distinguished Club Program. Promote District conferences and leadership training opportunities within the District.
Qualifications At the time of taking office, the Public Relations Manager should possess experience in and core under standing of public relations.