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.

Advertising Operations Manager

The Water Environment Federation is seeking an Advertising Operations Manager to join its team. This position will be responsible for managing the sales support services of the advertising sales department as part of WEF’s strategic plan.  This position will assist global hybrid sales teams with all operational tasks and develop systems and new processes to connect the internal and external sales team function as a whole. This position will be responsible for establishing daily procedures related to the advertising department and manage advertising production to ensure products and services contracted are delivered on time. This position will also serve as the operational hub center of the sales team and will control all advertising functions/products for WEFTEC.  In coordination with the Finance and Sales departments, this position will be responsible for establishing projections, collection and credit procedures for advertising.

Principal Functions:

  • Oversees production of advertisements in print and electronic media. Collaborates with Creative Services to determine the layout of the print magazine WE&T, and WEFTEC related Publications.
  • Oversees development of advertising marketing materials to include electronic advertising, lead generation program, banner ads, and updates of advertising pages on the website.
  • Establishes and administers financial procedures for advertising and collaborates with Financial Management on invoicing and billing. Calculates commissions owed for sponsorships, advertising, and international pavilion booth sales.  Enters all advertising orders, processes invoices, prepares billing and prepares commission payments.
  • Identifies reporting issues, gaps in processes, troubleshoots service issues, recommends and improves current processes with advertising procedures and collaborates with Director of Sales and Senior Director, Exhibitions & Advertising on changes.
  • Manages execution of the design, planning, implementation and management of sales operation projects and new advertising product initiatives to improve sales productivity.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on Salesforce CRM management and communication. Organizes business processes, such as projections and collaboration among multiple departments and commission tracking.
  • Works closely with IT, Marketing, WEFTEC and Finance departments to standardize operational processes and provide metrics required to support business objectives.
  • Ensures the following:
    • Advertising orders entered correctly in a timeframe as established by Finance Department.
    • Advertising commissions are paid accurately and timely.
    • Finance receives monthly ad billing direction.
    • Sales Representatives are knowledgeable on sales procedures, WEF policies and production requirements.
    • Advertisements contain suitable subject matter, are accurate, and are prepared and sent to vendors by deadline.
    • Expenses approved are within budgeted amounts.
    • Layout of magazine fulfills negotiated space commitments to advertisers.
  • Manages all Salesforce design, development and implementation.
  • Makes frequent contact with WEF members/customers, contractors or vendors, and other WEF employees. Occasional contact with other organizations or companies and WEF committee members.


  • College degree in Marketing/Advertising or related area or commensurate experience.
  • 3+ years project management experience in a marketing/sales or advertising environment.
  • Experience with digital ad copy production on MAC and PC platforms.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Detail oriented and accurate.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle difficult situations.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Salesforce, Word, Excel, database applications, and publishing software.

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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