Employment Opportunities

Communications and Marketing - Senior Director or Vice President

*position title dependent on best fit and relevant experience level

Insurance trade association based in Rockville, Maryland seeks an experienced Communications and Marketing professional to guide the organization’s outreach to its members, industry, and larger field of stakeholders in the insurance and healthcare communities. This outreach includes the Association’s website, marketing materials, presentations, articles/publications, social media, and branding. The position works closely with colleagues throughout the organization to help ensure that the Association’s audiences fully understand the overarching value of the organization as well as the breadth and benefit of specific resources available to them through Association membership. The position reports to the chief executive officer and manages the work of the communications department staff and consultants.


  • Develops and implements all internal and external communications programs and integrated marketing and communications strategies.
  • Plans, develops, and directs all Association public relations through outreach to the general and trade media and the public.
  • Increases the Association’s visibility, profile, brand awareness, brand recognition and brand equity among the Associations’ various stakeholders, including within both the national and international arenas.
  • Oversees production of 60-page quarterly print magazine and all other print and electronic marketing, promotional, and communications materials.
  • Develops messaging, marketing materials, articles, newsletter and web content, executive remarks, and board materials.
  • Edits and supervises production of print and digital materials, including hiring and managing consultants.
  • Oversees communications and marketing aspects of major initiatives and special projects.
  • Provides advice and counsel on all external-facing projects.
  • Creates and implements plans and products to foster greater internal communications.
  • Manages the work and professional development of communications department staff.


  • A ten-year track record of demonstrated success with communications and marketing responsibilities similar to those above.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications and marketing strategy and tactics.
  • Demonstrable strong written and oral communications skills; solid editing skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proven experience with audience segmentation and targeted messaging.
  • Knowledge about prevailing practices for website and social media communications.
  • Prior successful responsibility for design, production, and brand management.
  • Familiarity with media relations strategies and tactics.
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership skills, with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Prior management experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of communications and marketing management experience.
  • Knowledge of medical professional liability insurance industry or healthcare industry a plus.
  • Association experience a plus.

Interested candidates should email a resume with cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@mplassociation.org.
Email: jobs@mplassociation.org

Meeting Department Intern

Reports to: Meetings & Education Department

Position Summary:

The internship opportunity is for the spring semester starting in late January and ending in May 2018. Work hours and start/end date are flexible based on your schedule. This is a paid part-time internship ($10 per hour), 15 to 20 hours a week. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jenna Hinrichs, Meeting Planner, jhinrichs@MPLassociation.org, no later than December 1, 2017.

The Meeting Department intern assists with various aspects of the development and coordination of logistics for Association-sponsored meetings, educational courses, webinars and workshops. Under the supervision of the Meetings and Education Department, the Meeting Department intern assists with the following:

  • Assist in the maintenance of the iMIS Meetings Database by entering registrations, preparing reports, sending confirmation letters, and filing registrations
  • Speaker packets including confirmation letters, contracts, forms, checklists, etc.
  • Speaker database by collecting speaker materials and presentations
  • Meeting material templates for attendee folders/packets. Prepares content for workshop presentation websites
  • Participant name badges, tent cards, signage and other meeting materials
  • Attendee lists, special event tickets and other related reports from meeting database
  • Meeting/workshop evaluation spreadsheets and summary reports including filing of reports
  • Promotional/sponsorship items including researching new ideas
  • Meeting packing checklists, labels, and box contents reports. Prepares and packs meeting supplies for shipment
  • Continuing education certificates. Maintains continuing education and meetings files in accordance with accrediting requirements
  • Meetings and Education Department related administrative duties
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • General knowledge of and/or interest in meeting/event planning
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Excellent motivation, problem-solving, and communications skills
  • Outgoing, customer service-oriented
  • Ability to handle shifting activities and multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team