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Economic Development and Network Coordinator

Job no:973578
Work type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

Band 8, $106,770 - $119,600 pa + Vehicle + Super

Permanent Full Time

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Reporting to the Group Manager Greater Dandenong Business, this dynamic role has been created to partner with the commercial and industrial sectors within CGD to further enhance the broad range of business interests across the municipality. The role will motivate key stakeholders and articulate a vision with them to deliver investment, development and growth for the purpose of economic resilience and wellbeing.

This position leads the Economic Development Unit (EDU) and will assist in the management of the South East Business Networks Unit (SEBN) of the City of Greater Dandenong. The position has become vacant due to a recent resignation.

The objectives of the position include contributing to the effective operation of the EDU and Greater Dandenong Business through the implementation of the Council’s Economic and Employment Strategy, Regional Food Strategy, Tourism Strategy and Council plans. This will be achieved through the implementation of activities, events, programs and projects supporting the local and regional economies.

The incumbent will be;

  • tertiary qualified in relevant areas which may include economics, industry, economic development or related fields.
  • should have a significant level of knowledge and understanding of the principles and practises of economic development,
  • be able to manage multi-strategy projects and activities,
  • have a comprehensive understanding of economic development principles and demonstrated well developed analytical and problem solving skills.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Economic Development and Network Coordinator - March 2018.pdf

Previous applicants who were unsuccessful for this position need not re-apply.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Kevin Van Boxtel, 8571 1570
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 22 June 2018