Internal Job Openings at WEF

WEF regularly recruits for skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and/or support WEF programs and initiatives. WEF are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age marital status, or physical handicap. We provide equal treatment in recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, training, and termination.  For information on WEF employee benefits, see our menu to the left. Still have questions? Call our Human Resources staff at (703) 684-2444.

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Title: Stormwater Program Director
Company: Water Environment Federation
Job Location: Alexandria, Va.

Summary: The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is seeking a director to manage the organization’s Stormwater initiatives.  This includes coordination with internal WEF groups (volunteer groups) on initiatives, products, and services and coordination with external partners to include representing WEF at conferences, member associations, with government entities, and at other events.  The director also serves as a subject matter expert for WEF on stormwater.

Additional areas of responsibility include providing internal coordination for stormwater education and training, publications, conferences (WEFTEC Stormwater Congress), and public policy.  The director also coordinates activities with WEF Government Affairs staff and represents WEF to federal and other officials and agencies.

Budgeting, staff management, business development, and administrative skills are necessary to manage and oversee the program.  Strong customer service orientation, public speaking, and problem solving skills are necessary to be a successful representative of WEF.

In addition, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, while an advanced degree is preferred.  Extensive knowledge of the stormwater sector and related issues is needed and environmental policy knowledge is helpful.

WEF is a membership organization and the preference is that candidates have experience with professional associations.

For consideration please forward resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Jan Taylor (

WEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title: Acquisitions/Development Editor
Company: Water Environment Federation
Job Location: Alexandria, Va. 


Summary: WEF is seeking an acquisitions/development editor to provide hands-on management of book projects from conception through development.

Responsibilities include:   

  • Cultivating/maintaining a network of industry experts, authors and reviewers to support publishing   
  • Soliciting and managing book proposals and approval activities  
  • Negotiating/enforcing contracts and developing/managing schedules and budgets for book projects  
  • Working with authors and reviewers to manage/shape/guide content aspects  
  • Constructing final documents and collaborating with creative/marketing on production and distribution  



    We are seeking candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 years publishing experience that includes successful book acquisition experience. Job demands exceptional editorial skills; ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; a strong customer service orientation; and excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have strong initiative, be able to work independently, anticipate and troubleshoot problems, and prioritize effectively. Computer literacy with proficiency in Word and websites is required.

    For consideration, email resume and cover letter and desired salary to

    Title: Director, Business Strategies and Development
    Company: Water Environment Federation
    Job Location: Alexandria, VA                    

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has added this position to formalize business strategy and to take advantage of development opportunities. The director will lead the area of new business growth and will evaluate current business programs and products. Expectations include identification and implementation of new sources of revenue and expanded streams of revenue from current sources; participation in the development of the organization’s business vision and strategy; integration of business strategies with operational plans; analyzing and forecasting costs and benefits of current and projected activities; and understanding of and ensuring effective promotional planning, marketing, and execution. The director will supervise multiple program areas. The preferred candidate will have an MBA or a Master’s in a business field, 10+ years of experience to include success in the private sector, and excellent relationship building skills.


    For consideration please forward your resume, cover letter, and desired salary to: Jan Taylor,

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    With a staff of nearly 100, WEF is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C.

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    Water Environment Federation
    601 Wythe Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314-1994 USA

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