Assistant District Commissioner Job Description
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 01:44:07 -0500
In our local district we use the follow list of expectations to help
define the job of an ADC:
Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) Expectations: ADCs are appointed
to help the District Commissioner and District Director (the
professional) in providing support to the Unit Commissioners serving in
his/her service area. The ADC should keep informed on policy, programs,
delivery systems and procedures necessary for a successful Scouting
program. Major responsibilities include:
1. Recruiting Unit Commissioners (UC) to serve each unit operating
in the ADC's Service Area. No unit should be without a UC for more than a
month. No UC should serve more than three three units. Units not served
by a UC are served by the ADC during the vacancy.
2. Conduct personal coaching and orientation sessions for each UC.
Each UC should receive Commissioner Basic Training within two months of
appointment. The ADC is responsible for maintaining a record of the
training comleted by each UC. Attendance at the College of Commissioner
Science is expected of all ADCs and UCs who have not completed their
doctorate. Wood Badge attendance is encouraged.
3. Maintain regular contact with Unit Commissioners to know unit
needs. Telephone communication with each UC is expected every two
weeks. Meetings of the Service Area staff should take place at least
once every two months.
4. Report to the District Commissioner on the needs and status of
units in the Service Area monthly. Significant happenings in Service
Area units should be reported by telephone as they happen.
5. Assure that all units in the ADC's Service Area recharter on time
and that all appropriate recognitions are aplied for. These recognitions
include Quality Unit, National Camping Award, Outstanding Unit and other
6. Communicate information concerning the Scouting program and its
changes to the units in the Service Area. Help the units in the Service
Area to receive help in correcting problems that they may confront.
7. Be familiar with the community in the Service Area. Suggest
areas that would benefit from the establishment of a new Pack, Troop,
Team, or Post. Inform the District Committee of this need. Assist the
District Membership Committee in establishing new uints by appointing
persons to serve on New Unit Organizing Teams. Ideally, these persons
will serve as their unit's first Unit Commissioner.
8. Be a voice and presence for Scouting in the Service Area while
seeking ways to involve the District Commissioner and other District
leaders in the service area.
9. Attend District Commissioner meetings monthly. On those
occasions when it is impossible to attend, designate a representative to
attend the meeting in your place.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Dep.Dist.Commissioner-Training, G.W.Dist., NCAC, BSA (Virginia)
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