The Oregon District Attorneys Association (ODAA) is a 501(C)(6) nonprofit that represents Oregon’s District Attorneys and Deputy District Attorneys. If you have a desire to make a difference in public and community safety ODAA is the place for you. As Executive Director of ODAA you will work with Oregon’s 36 District Attorneys (DAs) and their Deputy District Attorneys (DDAs)to help shape public safety in Oregon through legislative policy, training initiatives and public communication. Working with ODAA is an opportunity to work on and influence criminal justice and public safety issues at the highest levels.
The ODAA Executive Director serves two primary roles: as the lead Association Manager and as the Public Policy Lead. The Director manages the Association, working with the Board and the Association’s lobbyist on criminal justice policy and legislation. As Executive Director you will ensure Association compliance with bylaws, manage weekly officer and monthly Board meetings for the 36 elected district attorneys, and oversee the Association’s finances and staff subcommittees as needed. In addition, the Director plans and executes an annual summer and winter training conference for DAs and DDAs with support of administrative staff, duties which may include venue management, budget, and overseeing planning committee and confirming speakers.
The Director also supports efforts in the legislative process to shape the law, navigate the legislative budget process, and effectively advocate both in the public and legislative forum. Typical work for the Executive Director can include representing ODAA on workgroups that will affect public safety policy, marshalling and guiding DDA issue experts to ensure that criminal justice policy reflects their experiences, helping to craft public messaging on community safety and working closely with elected DAs on their state funding needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Advocacy and Policy Development
• Develop proactive legislative agenda with Association lobbyist to advance public safety.
• Manage ODAA legislative committee meetings, which includes DAs and DDAs who are
issue experts. Committee functions as a clearinghouse for almost all ODAA legislative
positions. This includes assigning DAs and DDAs to review proposed legislation.
• Staff or assign DAs and DDAs to represent ODAA at legislative workgroups, task forces or
any other public safety policy meeting.
• Be the primary point of contact for DAs and DDAs regarding legislative policy initiatives.
• Draft or edit written legislative testimony.
• Testify or assist others in testifying on behalf of ODAA at legislature.
• Gather data from DA offices if necessary to facilitate policy or legislative agenda.
• Respond to Fiscal Impact Statement requests.
• Work with Executive Branch and Legislative Branch on development of the District
Attorneys biannual budget.
• Develop legislative budget presentation.
• Work in concert with Association lobbyist to achieve legislative goals as set by the
• Develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders and partners.
• Be point of contact for National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators.
• Draft press releases and respond to media inquiries.
• Work with treasurer on preparing ODAA fiscal year budget.
• Work with Board on setting training and conference goals.
• Work with contract administrative support to ensure all regulatory and tax filings are
• Work with contract administrator and treasurer to ensure proper use of association
• Work with and provide support to ODAA child support liaison.
• Review and negotiate any third-party contracts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Preferred experience as a prosecutor.
• Preferred J.D. degree.
$115,000-150,000 per year depending on qualifications.
Application deadline is July 28, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Interested applicants may submit a resume
and cover letter to:
ODAA President Dan Primus
Umatilla County Courthouse
216 SE 4th Street,
Pendleton, OR 97801
Fax: (541) 278-5466