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.

Statement of Policy on Diversity and Inclusion

The Water Environment Federation is committed to enhancing diversity and awareness of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation among its staff, consultants, contractors and members. As a matter of principle and practice, the Water Environment Federation values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. It is the Federation’s goal to encourage full participation in the activities of the Federation, its Member Associations and affiliated entities by all individuals.

 WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

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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.

Coordinator, Sales and Corporate Development

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Sales and Corporate Development Coordinator who provides administrative and operational support for the exhibition, sponsorship, and advertising sales team.  Handles contracting, membership verification, and sales follow up with corporate partners at WEF conferences. Works with the Conferences & Education team and Marketing team to help create sales promotional materials for WEFTEC and Specialty Conference exhibit and sponsorship sales. Handles lead generation and data/list updates for WEFTEC and Specialty Conference and advertising prospects. Provides support for Sales and Corporate Development staff. 

Principal Functions:

  • Provides operations and administrative support for WEFTEC and specialty conference sales team.
  • Coordinates with corporate partners and sales representatives to assist with lead generation, appointment setting, and data updates.
  • Conducts research to find new prospects for WEF’s year-round corporate investment opportunities including conferences and advertising, adding leads to Salesforce CRM. Sources for prospects include other event exhibitor/sponsor/advertiser lists, ZoomInfo or similar prospect databases, incoming inquiries, online research, etc.
  • Maintains sales reporting, key data metrics to monitor progress against team sales goals.
  • Collaborates with multi-department teams to support development of brochures, and marketing material, email blasts, etc.
  • Conducts outreach to clients with overdue balances or unpaid memberships to ensure all clients are paid in full prior to conference dates.
  • Develops and produces ROI reports for WEFTEC and specialty conference exhibitors. Coordinates with Coordinator, Sponsorship Operations to combine with Sponsorship reports as appropriate.
  • Enters OSR budget projections/entry for WEF conferences and runs reports as directed.
  • Assists with WEFTEC onsite sales preparations.
  • Travels to WEFTEC to assist in onsite sales office.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ years sales, sales support, administrative, marketing, or other directly relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working in sales support for trade show/conference of 200,000+ net square feet preferred.
  • Experience with complex, high-dollar sales in a relationship-driven market desired.
  • Previous business to business sales experience; Exhibit/sponsorship experience preferred.
  • Excellent people skills with strong customer service orientation.
  • Deadline and detail oriented with accurate follow-through.
  • Excellent project, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including good phone and email manners.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience using Salesforce, Map Your Show, Fonteva preferred.
  • Ability to work as part of a team while achieving individual goals.

Please submit resume with cover letter and desired salary to [email protected]

WEF is an equal opportunity employer


Development Editor

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Development Editor to coordinate the development of operations-related educational materials, provide support for other technical publications in development, and ensure editorial quality control for WEF publications.

Principal Functions:

  • Provides coordination of volunteer teams of technical experts developing publications and educational materials according to Technical Practice Committee and/or WEF established procedures.
  • Provides editorial quality control of technical content according to APA and WEF style guidelines.
  • Manages permissions for technical publications under development.
  • Constructs final documents for production and publication.
  • Coordinates book production process, working with contractors and reviewing copyedited drafts and page proofs.
  • Revises content as necessary for consistency, style, clarity, and reading-level appropriateness.
  • Collaborates with Journals and Books, Education and Training, Marketing, and other teams to ensure the release of high-quality products.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science or Arts.
  • 2+ years editorial experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with capacity to manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment and prioritize effectively.
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office and Adobe proficiency.
  • Strong initiative, with ability to work independently, anticipate and troubleshoot problems, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new technologies and processes.
  • Exceptional editorial skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

This person will work primarily in an office environment using standard office equipment.

While we are located in Alexandria, Virginia, we will consider candidates located elsewhere for a remote position.

Please submit resume with cover letter and desired salary to [email protected]


WEF is an equal opportunity employer

WEF Diversity and Inclusivity Policy

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WEF Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

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