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.

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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.

Content Creation Coordinator

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is seeking a content creation coordinator to join the Content Creation team at WEF. This position would be responsible for writing and editing for a wide variety of WEF publications, with a primary focus on magazines and newsletters.

Principal Functions:

  • Serves as in-house copywriter for several print and online publications including Water Environment & Technology magazine, Water Environment Federation Highlights, and The Stormwater Report, etc.
    • Produces a variety of content types including news briefs, news analysis articles, profiles, case studies, photo essays, etc.
    • Works closely with publication editors to hone angle and scope of assignments.
    • Researches assignments via press releases, background research, and firsthand interviews. 
  • Substantively edits staff-written articles AND edits technical papers and original manuscripts to meet the desired format as well as the needs/expectations of the intended audience.
    • Confers with publication editors to understand the desired angle.
    • Implements WEF Style.
    • Works with external authors (subject matter experts) to get review and approval of edited draft.
    • Collects, reviews, and organizes associated graphics and photos.
  • Participates in publication planning and brainstorming meetings.
  • Supports production processes of Content Creation department.
    • Posts and reviews articles and information on WEF websites.
    • Assists in proofreading of print publications.
  • Other duties as assigned, such as line-editing factsheets, annual reports, marketing materials, etc.

Qualifications and Desired Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field, preferably with an educational background in or commensurate experience with science or engineering concepts.
  • One to four years of experience in newspaper, magazine, or trade journal publishing; experience writing for print, digital, and social media channels; experience covering science, environmental, and/or nonprofit strongly desired; multimedia experience preferred.
  • An understanding of print and digital publishing; knowledge of AP Stylebook and rules of grammar, punctuation, and proofreading; social media savvy; knowledge of environmental, general scientific issue, and/or nonprofit organization issues and trends preferred.
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to create engaging content; strong research and interviewing skills.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail; comfortable working with editors and internal and external experts; good problem-solving skills, as well as good listening and communication skills.

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

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

WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager, Content Creation

The Water Environment Federation is seeking an experienced and driven editor and project manager in Content Creation. This person will serve as Managing Editor of our flagship magazine, Water Environment & Technology, as well as help oversee the print and online creation and distribution of several other publications. The right candidate will possess a balance between exacting writing and editing skills and project and personnel management abilities.

Principal Functions:

  • Serves as Managing Editor of WE&T magazine
    • Schedules and organizes news and feature selection meetings.
    • Assists with planning, direction, and some writing of news analysis articles and department copy
    • Helps to manage freelancers and/or edit scientifically detailed feature articles.
    • Helps to develop annual editorial calendar.
  • Manages one staff member directly and serves as backup to the Director of Content Creation.
  • Aids in creating and maintaining annual budgets for several publications.
  • Substantives edits copy as well as proofreads page layouts and posts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in English, Journalism, or Physical Sciences
  • 8+ years responsible publications experience with exposure to technical/scientific materials
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills
  • Proven research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines for multiple projects
  • Computer literate with Word expertise
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

Good basic math skills

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

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

WEF is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Manager, Membership

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is seeking a Senior Manager of Membership responsible for supporting WEF's strategic goal of membership growth, retention and engagement. We are looking for someone who can anticipate, plan and organize membership activities, work independently, coordinate multiple tasks, prioritize assignments, be detailed-oriented, and be able to meet required deadlines.

 Principal Functions:

  • Working with Senior Director, Membership and Customer Relations, to contribute to the development and execution of comprehensive, multi-level and integrated membership recruitment and retention plans, and programs to support the strategic objectives of WEF.
  • Ensuring superior customer service is provided to members and potential members by managing outside vendor and making sure Member Service representatives are fully trained on all aspects of the WEF and have access to necessary tools to perform their job. Ensuring standard operating procedures (SOPs) are written and kept up to date for all Member Service representative tasks and functions. Identifying areas lacking in procedure or documentation and working with Senior Director, Membership and Customer Relations to reduce and eliminate gaps.
  • Working in coordination with the Senior Director, Membership and Customer Relations to ensure the membership value proposition and messages are relevant and compelling across all membership segments and other key demographics.
  • Interdepartmental collaboration to ensure the membership value proposition is clearly and consistently communicated through all communication vehicles (i.e., website, social media, and marketing collateral).
  • Managing the member renewal and engagement program. Working in close coordination with IT, marketing and customer relations teams to ensure all aspects of the program work smoothly and with the highest levels of quality/accuracy.
  • Overseeing the onboarding and outreach to new members and coordination of ongoing communications with members, prospects, and lapsed members.
  • Managing external relationships with telemarketing firm to retain lapsed members and recruit new members to include script refinement, data pulls, and analysis.
  • Managing WEF Career Center program, with duties including but not limited to working with third-party vendor who manages the technology platform, preparation and deployment of promotional content, overseeing special activities and events, collaboration with other business units; etc.
  • Developing and implementing testing and measurement strategy for the mailed renewal series and telemarketing initiatives.
  • Finding creative ways to promote membership benefits/perks such as print ads, e-newsletter blurbs, video, articles, social media, etc.
  • Providing recommendations for recruitment and retention strategies based on trends.
  • Assisting with the preparation of the membership recruitment and retention budgets.
  • Managing other membership projects as determined in support of membership program objectives.


  • BA or BS in marketing, communications, business or related field; or a combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) preferred.
  • 6-8 years’ experience in a membership role in an association, foundation or other 501c organization.
  • Experience with direct mail marketing, member communications, and membership acquisition, engagement and retention programs.
  • Experience with database system organization, best practices, and operations.
  • 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, manage budgets, and produce results.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented and strong multi-tasking ability, often with tight and/or changing deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and able to present information persuasively to different audiences.
  • Strategic thinker and visionary leader with a passionate and optimistic mentality.
  • Exceptional communication and public relations abilities, both written and verbal.
  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint presentations, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and seek to improve/promote quality in the organization while exhibiting objectivity and openness to others’ views.

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

WEF is an equal opportunity employer

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