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.

Association Engagement, Manager

The Water Environment Federation is seeking an Association Engagement Manager to manage Association Engagement (AE) e-communications, WEF awards and scholarship programs. This position will also serve as serve as staff liaison to selected member associations (MAs) and will engage with WEF staff, WEF volunteer leaders, committee members, contractors and vendors, and WEF members.

Principal Functions:

  • Manages all aspects of the WEF Awards and Scholarship programs to include serving as staff liaison to the awards committee and 27 sub-committees; and planning and implementing the awards celebration ceremony at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC).
  • Plans, coordinates and implements e-newsletters, and messages in online member communities to facilitate a consistent flow of communication between WEF and MA leader groups.
  • Relationship builds and collaborates with selected member associations on WEF and MA critical objectives.
  • Organizes and coordinates event details for Board member travel to selected MAs.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements strategies designed to assist smaller MAs with operational functions, such as corporate filings, insurance, website consultants, and conference registration platforms.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage administrative matters related to the budget and other internal processes.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to [email protected] WEF is an equal opportunity employer

Marketing Manager

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a global water sector leader with a mission to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. We’re looking for an experienced and versatile marketing manager to join our marketing team to develop and deploy best in class marketing campaigns to internal and external audiences. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to develop strong working relationships with our program leaders and develop and manage the day-to-day marketing initiatives. If you are a team player and enjoy the challenge of building a global brand, we want to hear from you.

Principal Functions:

  • Manages the execution of marketing campaigns to include project scope, content development, concept development, production and analyzing results of digital and printed content for various target audiences.
  • Coordinates activities related to the timely execution of marketing campaigns and projects in support of the WEF Strategic Business Plan.
  • Creates and supports the development of integrated marketing campaigns aligned with marketing strategy to support WEF’s annual events, product sales and other program initiatives using print and email promotions, search engine marketing, social media advertising, newsletters, webcasts and publications.
  • Develop marketing messages that align with WEF brand guidelines and core messaging.
  • Assists with communications efforts and distribution channels with emphasis on digital tools, social media, website information updates and leading market research efforts.
  • Works cross-functionally with business teams to ensure campaign workflow from inception to completion, including the tracking of campaign deliverables and fostering relationships with both internal staff and external stakeholders to drive maximum results and growth initiatives.
  • Monitors campaigns and optimizes tactics for optimal performance.
  • Provides regular campaign updates to business stakeholder and creates regular reports on performance


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or Journalism, or related field with 3-5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media and social media.
  • Proficient with email distribution systems and content management systems.
  • Experience with marketing automation and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with attention to detail.

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 an experienced and strategic Senior Manager of Membership who will be 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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