Vacancy Details

Team Leader Community Development 


  • Do you have a passion for building stronger communities and leading teams? 
  • A rare opportunity | Salary starting at $101,769 (includes superannuation) 
  • Work in a full-time permanent role championing community development. 


About Us 

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


We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who 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.   


Want to read more about life in Wodonga or working with Wodonga Council? Click here or visit our website here. 


About the Role 

The Team Leader Community Development and Youth is responsible for identifying and responding to community needs and facilitating delivery of the Youth Strategy, Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan, supporting the service operations of Felltimber and Baranduda Community Centres, and funded community development projects and initiatives. The position will also work with community organisations and groups who have or wish to have lease or licence agreements for use of council owned or managed facilities.   


Key aspects of the role include: 

  • Providing leadership to team members to successfully achieve positive outcomes for program areas and services.  
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and associations and the key health and wellbeing priorities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Wodonga.  
  • Engagement with the youth sector and young people to inform council policies, procedures, strategies and develop annual youth action plans. 
  • Engaging and collaborating with community organisations in council managed or owned facilities to foster the sharing of information and understanding of their service delivery requirements for supporting the community. 
  • Lead and execute the design and delivery of community development projects and programs. 


What you will bring 

We are looking for applications showing us that you have: 

  • A tertiary qualification in community development, youth work, social work, or related field and/or significant relevant experience involving operations, planning, project management, continuous improvement and program evaluation.  
  • A thorough understanding of the underlying principles of community development, contemporary experience in using a strength-based approach to work with a diverse range of people. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of programs, service offerings and evaluation for improved community wellbeing. 
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and fostering relationships with program partners. 
  • Experience leading diverse team and the ability to participate effectively and respectfully within a team work environment. 


How to Apply 

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Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this criteria can be found here) and 
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a National Police Check, Current Drivers Licence and Victorian Working with Children Check prior to commencement. 


Enquiries: Manager Community Development and Wellbeing - Simone Hogg | (02) 6022 9350 |


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, October 10, 2022 


Position Description below 

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 submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.