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.

Certification Specialist/Manager

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Certification Specialist/Manager to join its team. This position will collaborate with the NGICP Program Director and lead the certification components of NGICP.  Duties include interactions with internal and external audiences and communication/marketing awareness of the program. The certification manager is responsible for collaborating with several internal WEF groups, including Marketing, Finance, and Technical Programs, as well as outside partners, vendors, and collaborators to support the sustainability and growth of the program.


Principal Functions:

  • Ongoing supervision of certification platform, exam, exam development and exam deployment.
  • Supports communication and marketing of initiative to increase awareness of program and development of community of certificants and trainers.
  • Supports recruiting and confirming program partners, vendors, & contractors.
  • Supports assessment and evaluation of the program design as well as implementation of quality control and continued improvement.
  • Coordination with NGICP team and external advisory committees, and management of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).



  • Bachelor’s degree in related area (preferred) and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Solid communications skills, as well as a demonstrated understanding of project management execution and workflow.
  • Organized self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience leading complex programs with multiple stakeholders in a high-intensity environment, especially programs focused on certification.
  • Ancillary computer competencies include familiarity with online training, virtual classrooms, computer-based testing, and/or constituent databases (Past experience with HighMarksCE a plus).
  • Positive, team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to travel approximately 20% of the time.


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


WEF is an equal opportunity employer

Senior Manager, Publishing

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Senior Manager of Publishing 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:

  • Develop and manage publishing partnerships for ventures such as WEFPress manuals, co-branded titles, research journal, and new translations.
  • Negotiate co-publishing agreements, licensing agreements, and foreign language rights.
  • Research new markets for publications and cultivate distribution agreements with key resellers.
  • Support major content platform projects and recommend new features to enhance user experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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