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Manager, Membership

Water Environment Federation
Alexandria, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

About WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of about 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. WEF maintains diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) as core principles of our organization’s mission. Our members, Board of Trustees (BOT), volunteer leaders, and staff together and individually share responsibility to uphold these principles.

WEF is seeking a customer-service oriented Membership Manager.  This role works closely with the team to implement select membership recruitment, retention, and engagement activities. This employee will oversee all membership functions associated with the Utility Partnership Program (UPP) including customer interface, membership adjustments, and invoicing. 

The WEF office is in Alexandria, VA (Washington, DC metro area). This position is currently 100% remote work and is scheduled to transition to 80% remote work, 20% work in office. The level of remote work is subject to change.

Principal Functions:


  • Work with Sr. Director Membership and Customer Relations to support WEF’s general membership recruitment, engagement, and retention initiatives activities including review and proofing acquisition campaign copy for accuracy.
  • Manage recruitment, retention, invoicing and customer service efforts for WEF’s Utility Partnership Program (UPP).
  • Manage data governance and ongoing data hygiene for Membership, including AMS membership profile (information update) initiatives.
  • Administer lapsed member win back campaigns with support from the membership team.
  • Administer new member and ongoing member engagement touch points, ensuring quarterly updates of organization-wide up to date information, with support from the membership team. 
  • Review and track analytics for each member segment to support retention efforts.
  • Support the creation of periodic member experience surveys to all segments and help implement any actionable feedback.
  • Assist with monthly membership reports, as needed.
  • Contributes to budget development and participates in financial projections and invoice coding/tracking.
  • Provides support for other membership related tasks, including interfacing with external customer service vendor, as necessary.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to research, troubleshoot, document and guide customers through their WEF membership experience to positively affect customer loyalty.
  • Tracks membership collateral inventory and ensures adequate levels of inventory are maintained.
  • Updates content on WEF membership pages quarterly with up-to-date information in addition to urgent updates.

 Full position description:


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as membership manager in an association or other member-focused, nonprofit environment.
  • Experience working in an AMS or CRM (Salesforce or Fonteva experience strongly preferred).
  • Ability to work well under pressure, determine priorities, manage complex projects with accuracy and produce results.
  • Comfortable working within a highly, collaborative team and connecting with staff across organization on projects and problem solving.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data.
  • Knowledge of membership lifecycle and excellent customer-service ethic and responsiveness.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in formal teams and informal working groups, as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers and staff including a pleasant, friendly, and courteous telephone manner
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Teams, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other productivity tools.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and able to present information persuasively to different audiences.
  • Comfortable with brainstorming and developing new processes while exhibiting openness to others’ views.
  • Available to travel to WEF's annual conference, WEFTEC, in October.

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

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. 

All WEF employees must be fully vaccinated at time of employment.

Water Environment Federation


Alexandria, VA
22314 USA



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