Internal Job Openings at WEF

TWP Best Places to Work BadgeWEF regularly recruits for skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and/or support WEF programs and initiatives. WEF are equal opportunity employers and do 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. 

For information on WEF employee benefits, see our menu to the left. Still have questions? Call our Human Resources staff at (703) 684-2444. 

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WEF is an equal opportunity employer.  


Senior Director, Association Engagement

WEF is seeking a positive, energetic team player to develop and lead programs that enhance communication and engagement with WEF’s 75 independent member associations (MAs), young professionals, students, and other stakeholder groups. The Sr Director is responsible for collaborating with several internal WEF groups, including Membership, Communications, and Publishing, to enhance the member experience at both the local and national levels. Key responsibilities include overseeing awards and recognition programs, student competitions, and committee coordination; as well as training volunteer leaders, managing the MA staff/Board liaison program, and leading various related projects.

Requirements for this high-visibility position include a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), solid communications skills, as well as a demonstrated understanding of association governance and the relationship between chapters/components/sections and headquarters. Qualified candidates will have experience leading component relations initiatives and activities at a membership association, excellent interpersonal skills, supervisory experience, strong computer capability including CMS experience, and the ability to travel approximately 25% of the time. Water sector experience extremely helpful.

To apply, please send your résumé with a cover letter including desired salary to Jan Taylor,

WEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Manager, Biosolids Programs

A new staff position at WEF to manage biosolids technical and communications initiatives!  This person develops, executes, and supports WEF biosolids technical activities to help promote biosolids beneficial use, and raise public awareness of the value of biosolids. Provides professional research and writing support for biosolids technical and regulatory documents, as well as media content, as needed. Works closely with WEF communications staff and contractors. Drafts original written pieces on biosolids issues for web, print, and social media and acts as primary liaison for WEF’s biosolids expert groups.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or sciences with solid written and oral communications skills; or a bachelor’s degree in communications or related field with specific experience in the biosolids area. Need five years of relevant experience; ability to work with and lead volunteer groups and activities; and the presence to serve comfortably as a WEF representative.

Please send resume, cover letter, and desired salary to Jan Taylor (

WEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Director of Public Outreach and Communications

WEF is seeking an experienced public outreach and communications professional to lead an expansion of our efforts to educate the public about the value of water and the contributions of water professionals to public health, the environment, and community vitality. This is a newly created position designed to help meet WEF’s growing communications needs. The selected candidate will work with WEF volunteer leaders, stakeholders and staff to develop a comprehensive public outreach and communications plan that affirms and raises WEF’s profile as an unbiased source of information for journalists and public policy makers; and positions WEF as an authoritative public health and environmental voice. The Director of Public Communications and Outreach will serve as primary WEF spokesperson with the media, and will oversee the creation of innovative resources and materials, as well as high-impact speeches and presentations for WEF leadership and staff.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field (advanced degree preferred); at least ten years’ experience in a similar role, preferably with a public utility, water service provider, or educational association; excellent overall communication skills; experience developing multi-faceted educational programs for specific audiences including students, an understanding of public health and environmental issues; and experience as a media spokesperson.

Please send resume, cover letter, and desired salary to Jan Taylor (

WEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Marketing Manager

Join the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and manage the creative development of marketing campaigns to include conceptualizing, writing, editing and distributing printed materials and digital content used for various target audiences. Responsibilities include coordinating activities related to the timely execution of marketing plans and projects; creating integrated marketing plans to support annual conference and specialty conferences; assisting with communications efforts and distribution channels with emphasis on digital tools, social media, website information updates and leading market research efforts; and working cross-functionally with business teams to ensure campaign workflow from inception to completion. 

Requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Marketing or related field of 3 -5+ years of experience; strong project manager, writing, editing, proofreading; and the ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment on many projects simultaneously. WEF is also looking for candidates with knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media; some experience with CMS databases, WordPress, or Adobe Creative Suite; and solid project management skills. 

Please send resume, cover letter, and desired salary to Jan Taylor,

WEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


Registration Coordinator, Specialty Conferences

The Registration Coordinator is a member of the Conferences and Events Management team and is responsible for monitoring specialty conferences registration, handling the associated operations, and coordinating effectively with the registration contractor.  Responsibilities also include providing reports and statistical information, managing the published registration information, shipping material, training on-site registration temporary assistance, handling the online registration website for smaller events, and assisting with the annual conference (WEFTEC) registration activities.  Must have 3 years of relevant experience, excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills, strong writing ability, attention to detail, database experience, and the ability to travel.  A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

To apply please send resume, cover letter, and desired salary to Jan Taylor, for consideration. 

WEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

WEF Headquarters

With a staff of nearly 100, WEF is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C.

To contact WEF, call toll-free at 1.800.666.0206 or 1.703.684.2400; email; or write to:

Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA
22314-1994 USA

WEF on the Web

WEF has a number of Web sites designed to provide its members and the public with the latest water quality news and information; program and educational resources; annual and spacial events; and networking opportunities: