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, Equity 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.

Marketing Manager

The Water Environment Federation is seeking a Marketing Manager to join its Marketing team.  The Marketing Manager generates and maximizes awareness, inventory products revenue, web traffic, and other measurable goals tied to WEF’s mission and objectives. This position reports on metrics, analyzes the success of marketing efforts, thinks strategically, and focuses on improvements. Key areas of responsibility include WEF Publications, Access Water, and Standard Methods marketing.

 Principal Functions:

  • Works collaboratively with WEF program teams on key products to establish positioning, identify target audiences, and develop marketing plans with specific objectives across priority channels and segments for WEF programs.
  • Develops and manages the execution of marketing strategies, leveraging a broad spectrum of channels - digital marketing, social media, paid media, direct mail, events, advertising, and sponsorships, while collaborating with team members on the timely execution of project deliverables in support of the WEF Strategic Business Plan.
  • 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.
  • Provides regular campaign updates to business stakeholders and creates regular reports on performance, prepares project schedules, and routinely communicates results.
  • Achieves financial objectives by developing and implementing annual marketing campaign budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and updating projections monthly. Reviews and approves invoices for payment.
  • Optimizes the use of marketing automation tools to refine programs and to ensure continuous engagement; Assists with the management of Marketing Automation platforms; monitors performance to ensure precise targeting and tracking.
  • Supports the management of marketing by assisting with selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Assists with communications efforts and distribution channels with emphasis on digital tools, social media, website information updates and leading market research efforts.
  • Develops marketing collateral and messages that align with WEF brand guidelines and core messaging.
  • Keeps informed of developments in marketing, communications, and digital trends and uses this information to help WEF operate with initiative and innovation.


 Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

  • 3+ years of experience.
  • Strong project management, writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment on many projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with Marketo and marketing automation.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media/paid media.
  • Experience with CMS databases, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with attention to detail.
  • Management skills a plus.

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

WEF is an equal opportunity employer

Registration Coordinator

Handles Specialty Conference registration day-to-day operations and coordinates with registration contractor to ensure that tasks are being performed properly and on schedule. Assists with WEFTEC registration and onsite operations. Provides customer service to all conference registrants/WEF customers.

Principal Functions:

  • Provides registration programming deliverables to and monitors the registration contractor
  • Produces accurate registration reports and statistical information
  • Provides general registration and membership customer service/responds to inquiries
  • Updates and ensures accuracy of published registration information
  • Prepares materials for all specialty conferences/shipping
  • Trains temps and manages specialty conference registration onsite
  • Responsible for collecting all registration payments/issuing refunds
  • Programs and maintains online registration website (CDS, Fonteva) for small events
  • Assists with WEFTEC day to day registration and onsite operations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4-year degree preferred, plus 3-4 years relevant experience
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products, CMS software and registration database proficiency
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the year
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good business math skills
  • Good proofreading skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines for multiple projects

Core Competencies:

Competencies that should be demonstrated by all employees of the Conferences and Events Management team.

  • Accountability - Accountable for measurable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities and works with a variety of situations, individuals, groups, and varying customer needs.
  • Initiative - Takes prompt action to accomplish tasks and meet goals and objectives.
  • Teamwork & Cooperation - Creates team spirit by speaking positively of others to promote a friendly climate and strong morale; shows confidence in others; recognizes their ability to meet expectations and to contribute effectively to the team’s duties.
  • Quantity/Quality of work - Pays close attention to detail. Strives to achieve accuracy and consistency in all tasks.
  • Service Orientation – Applies effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills when responding to members/customers.

Position Specific Competencies:

  • Communication - Listens; speaks and writes clearly and concisely.
  • Development & Continual Learning - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; desiring and trying to acquire new knowledge or skills for work.
  • Ethics & Integrity - Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Fiscal Accountability - Follows fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards when committing fiscal resources or processing financial transactions.
  • Flexibility - Adapting to and working with a variety of situations, individuals, and groups. Open to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • Initiative - Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; work independently with little supervision; reasonably resolves issues, problems, or situations.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others; understands and relates to others.

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

WEF is an equal opportunity employer

Sr. Manager, Wastewater Operations and Public Heath

Leads National Wastewater Surveillance System for wastewater based epidemiology, activities for CDC 4 year cooperative agreement, development of initiatives, products, and services in public health and water resources, with particular focus on, lab practices, and disinfection & public health communities.

Principal Functions:

  • Provides leadership of and technical support for the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) and other grants and contracts from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Activities include grant management, partner collaboration, and development of training materials, content for conferences and other educational initiatives.
  • Serves as staff leader for the WEF Chief Medical Officer advisory group
  • Manages the WEF Lab Practices Committee, Disinfection & Public Health Committee, and Plant Operations & Maintenance Committee
  • Works with and leads relevant volunteer groups to develop initiatives and services to support WEF’s Critical Objectives with a focus on public health, lab practices, and relationship between water resources and public health.
  • Manages projects and coordinated volunteer activity for WEF outputs technical briefs, Learning Management System, webcasts, specialty conferences, and WEFTEC.
  • Participate in teams to proactively develop revenue opportunities to support WEF programs.
  • Ensures collaboration with other departments including Communications group, Publications group, Marketing, Social Media, and other groups as applicable.
  • Supports the Director of the Water Science and Engineering Center on specific WEF initiatives on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, science, environmental engineering or related field
  • Master’s degree, Professional engineer, licensed operator, or other relevant certifications desirable
  • 10+ years experience
  • High degree of initiative and interest in business and service development
  • Ability to lead staff/volunteer teams
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines with minimum direction and to lead projects from initial concept to delivery
  • Grasp of engineering, scientific, and mathematical principles underlying technology of municipal water systems
  • Understanding of current technical, policy, and management issues facing municipal and consulting professionals
  • Articulate with excellent written communication skills & ability to serve as WEF representative
  • Detail oriented and accurate with excellent project management skills

Ability to travel up to 15% (only include if travel is a primary component of the position)

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

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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