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.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations (MAs) 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 t...he expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.