Key Club International encompasses all clubs within the group's 33 organized districts and in countries that are not included in any specific district. Key Club International is led by the International Board, which is comprised of the International president, International vice president and 11 international trustees, all students and active Key Club members.


A district is normally defined by state or nation and tends to match a similar Kiwanis district. Each district is chaired by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district convention.


Each district is divided into territories called divisions, which are made up of various clubs. Each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district's policies and provides support to the clubs.


Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A community-based club also may be chartered. Elected officers are president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class.