Vacancy Details

Economic Development and Investment Coordinator  

  • Full-time - Permanent role 
  • Salary starting at $108,499.00 plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle on the Murray River close to the Alpine Resorts and Rutherglen Wine Region?  

Want to read more about life in the regional city of Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community and has significant investment and growth in advanced manufacturing.  With Council investing in a modernised city heart, visionary large lot industrial estate at Logic, new sporting hub in the large residential growth corridor and a strategic Defence hub for Australia now is the time to join and set your mark on the future Economic Development Strategy for the city and region. 

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

The Senior Economic Development Officer is responsible for the strategic and operational functions that focus on Council’s economic development, job creation, business development/expansion and attraction and major grant attraction.  

This position will implement a comprehensive economic development approach that targets, pursues, and successfully attracts and/or retains a diverse range of businesses and industries that supports the economic health of the community. This position is responsible for setting high standards and accountability for ongoing excellence and business growth and partnering whilst maintaining the highest integrity and driving the successful identification and delivery of economic development projects and initiatives to support the achievement of Council’s strategic objectives. 



Key aspects of the role include the following. 

Establish and maintain relationships with local business, industry, state and federal government agencies and local organisation's to drive positive and productive engagement with council, and economic development within the municipality.  

Plan and deliver key initiatives to achieve strategic and sustainable economic outcomes within the municipality.  

Application for and execution of grant funding projects, communication and engagement with business and delivery of strategies and projects. 

Lead the development, marketing, and co-ordination of workshops and events to engage and activate business in Wodonga, including attendance outside of office hours. 



Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications which may include economic development, business development or town planning or related field and relevant experience.  
  2. Experience working in or overseeing complex multi-strategy, multi-stakeholder projects, and ensuring adherence to quality standards, timelines, budgets. 
  3. Research, analytical and problem solving skills to identify opportunities that align to Council’s strategic direction, and make recommendations to support informed, strategic decision making. 
  4. Experience supporting, informing and negotiating with business across a range of industry sectors and local, state and/or federal government departments. 
  5. Excellent communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to prepare and convey a wide range of reports, data analysis and correspondence, as well as deliver verbal presentations of a high standard. 



How to Apply  

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A brief cover letter 
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Chief Executive Officer – Matt Hyde – 0439 864 947 | 


Applications close 11.59pm, Monday May 6, 2024 

Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at