WEF regularly recruits for skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and/or support WEF programs and initiatives.

WEF is an equal opportunity employer and does 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.

In 2015 WEF was recognized by the Washington Post as one of the top 150 workplaces in the greater metropolitan region.

At WEF we offer our employees an outstanding benefits package designed to assist the employee, and any eligible dependents, in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness, disability, and death, and to help employees plan for retirement, deal with job-related or personal problems, and enhance job-related skills.

For additional information, please contact our Human Resources professionals at (703) 684-2444.

 WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

WEF standard benefits include:

  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare and Dependent Care)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Parking / Transportation Subsidies
  • In-house Fitness Facility

WEF policies and benefits may be altered or changed without notice.

Manager, Publishing

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Publishing Manager to join its team. This position will be responsible for developing and managing initiatives to grow publishing revenue, and increase member engagement, including strategic partnerships, content platforms, and licensing and distribution operations.

Principal Functions:

  • Research new markets for publications and cultivate distribution agreements with key resellers and academic institutions.
  • Manage content management system and XML workflow and recommend new features to enhance user experience.
  • Develop and manage publishing partnerships.
  • Negotiate co-publishing agreements, licensing agreements, and foreign language rights.
  • Evaluate and implement e-commerce solutions in collaboration with IT, Finance, and other departments.
  • Research and identify trends relevant to WEF’s scholarly publications and apply them to current business strategies.
  • Initiate strategic growth plans to support overall engagement and profitability goals.
  • Manage licensing and permissions operations.
  • Develop P&L statements and business plans for new technical publications.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Publishing staff on annual budget.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, publishing, or related field.
  • 10+ years publishing experience, including at least 5 years in digital publishing and e-commerce.
  • Established distributor sales relationships.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the current print and digital publishing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience building digital content platforms that deliver desired results.
  • Proactive, collaborative approach and demonstrated comfort level owning projects.
  • Strong track record of researching successful new business opportunities.
  • Outstanding negotiating skills and aptitude for creative problem-solving.
  • Nimble forward-thinker with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strong research and analysis skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Association experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understanding of tagged data and XML editing strongly preferred.

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to WEFrecruitment@wef.org

WEF is an equal opportunity employer.


Report Writer/Data Management Specialist

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Report Writer and Data Management Specialist to join its Information Technology Team. This position will serve as the point of contact for staff requests on report creation and modifications from the AMS and the Data Analytics Warehouse; resolve database and reporting issues created by staff in our ticketing system; and will perform monthly routine processes for month end closing including financial reconciliation, membership renewals and publication fulfillment.

Principal Functions:

  • Creates, maintains and runs ad-hoc queries/reports from AMS and Data Analytics Warehouse as requested by staff and Member Associations.
  • Trains staff in how to access and use the Data Analytics Warehouse.
  • Performs regularized monthly procedures including batch processes for month-end financial closing, publication runs, membership renewals and rebate reconciliations.
  • Monitors and resolves database issues reported by staff in help desk ticketing system.
  • Performs upload of member data files and subscribers’ files on vendor’s ftp site.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related area.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • 1-3 years of AMS database experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in Power BI.  Must be able to create reports and create environments where multiple data sources are merged together for information extraction.
  • Proficiency in programming and creating queries in SQL.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS-Access, MS-Excel, MS-Word, PowerPoint.
  • Strong ability to interface with staff and develop solutions based on their requests.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to WEFrecruitment@wef.org

WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

Membership Data Specialist

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Data Specialist to join its Membership team.

This position will be responsible for ensuring WEF’s membership data and reports have integrity and validity; responsible for running reports to help validate data and assisting with monthly cleanup processes; assisting with the creation of membership reports and queries for WEF membership projects, dues, and renewals;  responsible for ensuring data accuracy, identifying and resolving critical barriers and issues with membership data; providing overall AMS-related project support to the WEF Membership Department; providing WEF’s local member associations with required queries and monthly reports; and assisting with troubleshooting, as necessary.

Principal Functions:

  • Generates weekly and monthly reports to help the Senior Director and Senior Manager track membership recruitment and retention progress.
  • Performs regular quality control reviews on membership data to assure the maintenance of high-quality data; corrects data (as necessary) in the AMS.
  • Maintain database integrity through regular audits of membership data entered by external customer service vendor, which includes conducting weekly quality assurance on the database. Includes, but is not limited to, reviewing new membership records created, address updates, contact entry, etc.
  • Assists with monthly renewal billing for membership.
  • Responsible for inputting of market codes and data for membership recruitment campaigns.
  • Generates and delivers accurate AMS reports and list requests for membership recruitment, retention, and reinstatement campaigns.
  • Works collaboratively with Membership and Information Technology teams to prepare and update standard operating procedures (SOPs) involving membership data processes.
  • Distributes monthly e-mail renewal reminders to expiring members.
  • Generates, reviews and reconciles assigned standard month-end reports accurately and distribute to appropriate team members or member associations.
  • Manages weekly exception reports to flag data anomalies to ensure accurate data entry and online processing for member data and payments.
  • Assists the Senior Manager of Membership with annual Exhibitor renewal process to include generation of invoices and mailing list.
  • Works with Senior Director of Membership & Customer Relations on the annual dues renewal process to include generating data for dues report, updating dues amount in AMS, contacting MA’s with missing dues information and performing data input quality checks.
  • Proactively make recommendations and suggestions to Senior Director, Membership & Customer Relations on member data process improvements and additional reporting recommendations.
  • Provides support for other membership data-related tasks, as necessary.


  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in a membership association or similar organization managing chapters or affiliates is required.
  • Experience in the preparation and fulfillment of data reports required.
  • Experience and understanding of reconciling chapter or affiliate dues desirable.
  • Experience with Aptify, Personify, iMIS or NetForum Enterprise AMS preferred.
  • Strong ability to synthesize and analyze information.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop good relationships with members and co-workers. Must be comfortable working within a highly, collaborative team.
  • Robust attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of information, including the ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data.
  • Excellent customer-service ethic and responsiveness.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in formal teams and informal working groups, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, determine priorities, and produce results.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented and strong multi-tasking ability, often with tight and/or changing deadlines.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook and other productivity tools.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and able to present information persuasively to different audiences.
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and seek to improve/promote quality in the organization while exhibiting objectivity and openness to others’ views.
  • This person will work primarily in an office environment using standard office equipment.

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to WEFrecruitment@wef.org.

WEF is an equal opportunity employer


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