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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Staff Accountant
Alexandria, Va.

The Water Environment Federation, a non-profit that works to support clean and safe water worldwide, is seeking a results-driven strategic Staff Accountant to work collaboratively with the CFO and Senior Accountant.

Essential Responsibilities: 

The position will handle specific functions of the finance department for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) including, but not limited to:  preparing journal entries and spreadsheets, reconciling and maintaining the accounts receivables and collections, bank and investment reconciliations, fixed assets and capital leases and reconciliations between the general ledger and the membership database.  The position will maintain records of all federal grant activity.  Additionally, the Staff Accountant will work collaboratively with the Senior Accountant to ensure timely and accurate completion of the monthly financial statements.  This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Knowledge, Skills and Required Experience: 

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or finance and a minimum of four (4) years of accounting experience in an automated environment.  A CPA is desirable and experience with Great Plains and AMS is preferred.  Demonstrated expertise in the principles and practices of accounting (GAAP).  Excellent problem solving skills, strategic thinking, demonstrated understanding of the non-profit sector and the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.

For more information on the Water Environment Federation, please visit our website at 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Joanne McKinney, Senior Director, Human Resources at with the subject line, “Staff Accountant.” 


Marketing Specialist
Alexandria, Va.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), a non-profit that works to support clean and safe water worldwide, is seeking a Marketing Specialist who contributes to and assists with development and implementation of marketing strategies and promotions for WEF products and services.  H/she will coordinate activities related to the timely execution of marketing plans and projects. 

 This position’s essential function will be to provide support for development and implementation of marketing and sales strategies.   

  • Develops and implements procedures and processes to support marketing and sales activities  
  • Assists with coordination of mechanics for marketing and e-marketing promotional vehicles. 
  • Helps in marketing communication activities, including social media  
  • Assists with the preparation of budgets      

Work is diversified, requiring judgment in defining procedure(s) or regulation(s).  Considerable latitude is given to the job to choose appropriate work methods and procedures. 

Key accountabilities are as follows:  

  • Assigned work is executed to meet timelines.    
  • Promotional lists are selected, managed, de-duped and list selection meets target of promotional piece.   
  • Marketing and sales strategies are executed to meet the needs of business units.    
  • Recommendations for budget items are appropriately researched and developed.    
  • E-marketing activities are appropriately scheduled and executed to meet timelines.  Website marketing information is up to date and accurate.  
  • Social media marketing activities are executed and timely.    
  • Operational aspects of promotions are communicated and coordinated to ensure proper processing.  

College Degree in Marketing or related area  

  • 2+ years’ related experience; social media experience preferred  
  • Strong communication and customer service skills are essential  
  • Possess ability to pay close attention to detail and manage multiple assignments concurrently  
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, and databases   

Some travel will be required.

We show our commitment to our employees by providing a family friendly benefit package and work environment that allows a work/life balance for our employees.   

WEF offers a competitive salary and generous, comprehensive benefits package. This package includes paid time off, employer-funded retirement contribution, excellent health insurance coverage funded in large part by WEF (medical/prescription, dental, and vision plans), short term and long term disability, life, and legal assistance plans,  professional development & training opportunities, free parking, a great work environment that is pleasant, collegial, rewarding and more! 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to (Joanne McKinney, Senior Director of Human Resources) with the subject line, “Marketing Specialist.” 

Must be a US citizen.  Will not pay relocation expenses. For more information on the Water Environment Federation, please visit our website at     

An equal opportunity employer, the Water Environment Federation offers a collaborative and mission-driven work environment located in Old Town, Alexandria. 


Marketing and Publishing Intern
Alexandria, Va. 

Are you a talented, educated and passionate individual who think that nirvana is working in a creative workplace that is committed to support clean and safe water worldwide?  If you answered “YES!!!” this may be the opportunity for which you are looking. 

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), an organization founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world.  We are seeking a Marketing and Publishing Intern. 

What we offer:  

Co-workers that are all of the following: 

  • at the top of their game 
  • passionate about our mission 
  • understand excellence 
  • know how to have fun 

An organization that has a mission of such importance that the pride we feel is contagious! We offer an experience where you can contribute greatly and learn much about marketing and publishing in a non-profit environment. 

You will learn how to:  

  • Write compelling product descriptions that really sell. 
  • Develop print and digital marketing collateral for a wide variety of products, including books and periodicals. 
  • Build and maintain a new e-commerce site. 
  • Manage quality-control for books and journals production. 
  • Cross-promote products through various delivery mechanisms, including social media. 
  • Perform sales and inventory reporting. 
  • Plan logistics, events, and promotion for the bookstore at a large annual trade show. 
  • Gain additional experience through related projects. 

What we require:  

  • Detail-oriented, organized individual with a strong work ethic 
  • Coursework or experience in marketing, publishing, graphics, and/or library science 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects 
  • Ability to work well unsupervised 
  • High degree of computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Database and reporting knowledge a plus! 


 This is a paid summer internship. You will work a 30-hour work week, Monday through Thursday. WEF pays for parking or metro reimbursement. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to (Joanne McKinney, Senior Director of Human Resources) with the subject line, “Marketing and Publishing Intern.” 

Must be a US citizen.  WEF will not pay relocation expenses. 

For more information on the Water Environment Federation, please visit our website at 

An equal opportunity employer, the Water Environment Federation offers a collaborative and mission-driven work environment located in Old Town, Alexandria. 


ATTENTION: It has come to the attention of the Water Environment Federation that individuals using the domain name “” and “” are attempting to fraudulently assume our identity. Emails from various versions of this domain name have been contacting the public. These communications are attempts to obtain personal information and money from recipients. Please be aware that the Water Environment Federation is currently investigating the misuse of its identity, name and trademarks and is working with the appropriate authorities to investigate this issue. All users of the WEF website should contact with any information regarding this and be aware that all communication from WEF shall use the officially registered domain name “”. Thank you for your patience.  

WEF Headquarters

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

To contact WEF, call toll-free at 1.800.666.0206 or 1.703.684.2400; email; or write to:

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

WEF on the Web

WEF has a number of Web sites designed to provide its members and the public with the latest water quality news and information; program and educational resources; annual and spacial events; and networking opportunities: