Local recruitment: Manager, Association Engagement, Awards and Scholarship Programs

Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Alexandria, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Who We Are

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 30,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is 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.

How This Position Contributes to the Team

Implement, manage and improve WEF’s awards and scholarships programs and activities. Communicates with WEF Awards Committee members, potential award/scholarship candidates, award/scholarship recipients and WEF leadership. Works individually and collaboratively within the Association Engagement team to advance WEF’s core values, mission, goals, and objectives.

NOTE: This position is currently 80% remote work, 20% work in office as of April 2022. 

Principal Functions: 

  • Serves as staff contact to the WEF Awards Committee (approximately 27 Award Review Sub-Committees)
  • Manages assigned scholarship programs
  • Manages WEF’s Fellows recognition program
  • Manages annual review and approval of Award Criteria 
  • Collaborates with other WEF staff to promote applications to WEF Awards
  • Manages the budget for the Awards program
  • Handles web updates on WEFs Awards page
  • Handles questions and communications with Award, Scholarship, and Fellow applicants, nominators, and recipients as well as WEF Board members and leaders who participate in the annual awards ceremony
  • Manages, coordinates, and leads a team to implement the awards ceremony at WEFTEC 
  • Travel to WEFTEC to manage the awards ceremony


  • 3+ year’s event and/or volunteer management experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience
  • Experience managing events or an awards program, to include awards ceremony, preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with strong attention to accurate detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, negotiation, and written/oral communication skills among volunteers, vendors, and other stakeholders 
  • Excellent project, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to develop program goals and objectives which are consistent with WEF’s strategic plan
  • Ability to develop and execute budgets within financial constraints 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, such as PowerPoint, Excel, Forms, Teams, SharePoint, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Experience using CMS website updates/maintenance, Zoom, and data collection system (e.g., Open Water) preferred
  • Ability to travel to WEFTEC for awards ceremony
  • Ability to work as part of a team while achieving individual goals

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

WEF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

WEF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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