TDCAA Executive Director

The Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) is searching for a new executive director. The Executive Director serves as project administrator with ultimate responsibility for all the activities of the Association. This position is required to work primarily at TDCAA headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Essential duties and responsibilities of the position are:

  • Assist the association leadership in the development and implementation of policy.
  • Execute instructions and objectives as determined by the TDCAA Board of Directors and Association committees.
  • Implement the long-range plan objectives of the Association.
  • Keep the Association leadership informed of activities and issues of importance to TDCAA and its membership.
  • Oversee the production of all training, publication, technical assistance, and governmental affairs activities of TDCAA.
  • Act as a liaison between TDCAA and other law enforcement, association, and governmental entities, and supervise the Staff Attorneys and Governmental Affairs Director in these activities.
  • Supervise the TDCAA staff to ensure the Association’s activities are carried out in a timely, relevant, and accessible manner.
  • In conjunction with the Training Director, Assistant Training Director, Senior Staff Counsel, Staff Counsel, DWI Resource Prosecutor, and Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor, respond to all technical assistance needs of the association.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited law school
    • Prosecution experience
    • Legislative experience
    • Grant administration experience
    • Management (personnel and financial) experience


Salary for the position is $214,000. The position requires 40 hours of work per week, FLSA status is exempt, the position is based at an on-site location in Austin, Texas. Benefits include 401k retirement plus health/life/disability insurance.


The physical demands described here are represented by those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone, and personal contact with association members, board members, legislators, and others. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Additionally, the job requires extensive travel to board meetings and training programs and a significant amount of overtime during the legislative session.

Finalists will be required to provide criminal history, letters of good standing from their state bar, and professional references. 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].