Vacancy Details

Manager Economic Development and Investment

·         Great organisational culture and supportive team environment

·         Flexible work arrangements

·         Generous salary packaging benefits

Working with Wodonga Council 

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community. 

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements 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. 

The Role 

The Manager Economic Development and Investment is responsible for the strategic and operational functions that focus on the council’s economic development; investment attraction and facilitation; job creation; business development and expansion; and, major grant attraction. This position will execute a comprehensive economic development approach that targets; strategically pursues; and, successfully attracts and retains, a diverse range of businesses and industries that supports the economic health of the community. The manager is responsible for setting high standards and accountability for ongoing excellence and business growth while maintaining the highest integrity.

About you 

To be successful in the role you will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, collaborative, solutions-oriented and passionate in delivering quality outcomes for our organisation. 

As the successful candidate, you will also be able to demonstrate the below key selection criteria. 

1.    Relevant tertiary qualifications and significant relevant experience.

2.    Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, apply sound judgement and show political nous.

3.    Excellent communication and management skills.

4.    The ability to build effective working relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve outcomes.

5.    Demonstrated experience in business and organisational planning, high-level report writing and administrative skills.

Applicants from all cultures and genders welcome. 

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter.  

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a National Police Check prior to commencement. 

Any enquiries regarding this position may be directed to Deputy Chief Executive Officer Debra Mudra on 02 6022 9272 or 0419 521 511. 


To apply visit; applications close Sunday March 7, 2021