First listed on: 15 July 2020

Coordinator Economic Development and Smart Cities

Permanent Full-Time

Band 8 ($112,808 - $125,642) plus 9.5% Super plus monthly ADO

CBD Fringe Location

About Us

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities. Maribyrnong is becoming a sought after residential area and a destination for foodies.

The Opportunity

The City Futures Department has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Coordinator Economic Development to lead, develop and implement strategies, business cases and initiatives to maximise economic benefit and recovery within the municipality, whilst overseeing the delivery of Council's Smart City Action Plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Council's business support and economic development project initiatives and programs
  • Implement, monitor and review local economic policies (including the Maribyrnong Employment and Industrial Development Strategy) and provide timely advice on significant local economic development issues facing the municipality
  • Identify sources of data, undertake research and analysis to proactively develop plans and strategies in accordance with Council objectives that will underpin sustainable economic development of Maribyrnong
  • Participate in key economic development and tourism groups including regional economic development officers groups; IMAP, StartWest and Footscray University Town
  • Strengthen Council's relationships and engagement with key regional organisations, government agencies, peak industry bodies, trader associations, Victoria University, and local businesses
  • Oversee delivery of the Business Improvement District grant program

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in economic development, business, marketing, economics or similar relevant discipline and significant experience in economic and/or business development, place management, land use planning, or in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of local government's role in facilitating economic development of the local area with experience working with state and federal government
  • Proven experience in policy research/development and data analysis that drives economic development policies and strategies
  • Experience in leveraging digital and smart city technology to drive economic growth
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, multi-disciplinary project teams and consultants to deliver outcomes efficiently, within timelines and on budget

With significant change and growth occurring across the municipality our ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of business development and investment attraction initiatives to ensure opportunities are realised in the City of Maribyrnong. So, if you are looking for a role where you can make a difference and you enjoy working in a diverse community-focused environment, Apply Now!

Please include in your application a Resume and Cover Letter outlining your suitability and relevant experience for this role.

For further details and a copy of the full position description please visit us at:

We are a child-safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Enquiries: Virginia Howe - Acting Manager City Futures on 9688 0235 for a confidential discussion.

To apply for this job go to:
& enter ref code: 5141930.

Applications close 02 August 2020 at 10pm.


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