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Why work for us

The Municipal Association of Victoria is the peak representative and lobbying body for Victoria's 79 councils. We were formed in 1879 and the Municipal Association Act 1907 appointed the MAV the official voice of local government in Victoria.

Today, we are a driving and influential force behind a strong and strategically positioned local government sector. Our role is to represent and advocate the interests of local government, lobby for a 'fairer deal' for councils, raise the sector's profile, ensure its long-term security and provide policy advice, strategic advice, capacity building programs and insurance services to local government.

We value diversity and employ young people, mature-age workers, working parents, people with disabilities, and people from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander and non-English speaking backgrounds.

Our motto is 'pro bono publico' – for the public good. Through our activities, we improve the lives of all Victorians and you can help us in our valuable work.

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Current Vacancies

Senior Policy Adviser – Natural and Built Environment

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is the peak representative and advocacy body for local government in Victoria and is seeking to appoint a Senior Policy Adviser.

The Senior Policy Adviser – Natural and Built Environment will support local government through policy analysis, advice and advocacy, capacity building projects and by building collaborative relationships with other levels of government and key stakeholders.

If you have a passion for policy issues affecting the local government sector, this role will broaden your experience and provide you with an opportunity to make a difference. Policy areas of relevance to this position include:

  • land use planning, including strategic planning, statutory planning and planning system reform
  • building services, including regulatory reform
  • environment policy and services, including as water policy, climate change, waste and resource recovery, natural resource and coastal management

You will have excellent research and analytical skills, relationship management and communication skills and some experience in a policy role in government, the public sector or a similar political environment.

The salary for this full-time position is between $90,000 - $110,000 per annum plus superannuation, depending on experience and qualifications.

Link: Position description, Senior Policy Adviser – Natural and Built Environment

To apply

Enquiries to Claire Dunn, Manager, Built and Natural Environment on 9667 5533 or
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Applications close on Monday 28 September at 5.00pm

Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

We are seeking a highly experienced and passionate event management professional to join our friendly and collaborative team. The role offers lots of variety as well as the opportunity to introduce new and innovative ideas.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working in partnership with key& stakeholders to plan the& calendar of events and coordinating& the delivery of these events& from conception to execution through to evaluation.
  • Sourcing venues, suppliers, speakers, entertainers, sponsors and exhibitors for events and building and managing& professional and productive& relationships with key contacts.
  • Managing event budgets including monitoring income and expenditure.
  • Administering the event management system to create event websites and manage registration processes.
  • Handling customer enquiries and providing timely advice and support.
  • Marketing and promotion of events through a variety of channels.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in event management and sponsorship, with strong project and budget management skills in designing, delivering and evaluating conferences and other events of varying scale.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships and to influence, negotiate and resolve conflict effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional time management and organisational& skills with excellent attention to detail and the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving capability with the ability to take initiative, think outside the box and provide innovative concepts and solutions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 suite including SharePoint and Teams and event management systems such as Cvent or similar.
  • Tertiary qualification in event management or related discipline is highly desirable.

To apply

For any enquires, please contact Jeannie Gill, Manager Learning and Events on 9667 5557 or email
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Applications close on Monday 28 September 2020 at 5.00pm.