Employment Opportunities

Application Support Specialist

National trade association based in Rockville, Maryland has an opening for an Application Support Specialist. Under the direction of the IT & Database Manager, this position is responsible for a variety of key IT functions, including assistance with the Data Sharing Project (heretofore referred to as Project) and association management software (AMS) of the Medical Professional Liability Association. This position provides technical assistance in hardware, software (desktop and website) as well as database support and reporting for employees. The computing infrastructure is comprised of 2 servers, 4 virtual servers, 19 desktops and 6 laptop clients. Major business systems are in Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 365 and Office 2016 application suite, Microsoft Windows 7/10, SQL Server 2008 R2, and supporting programs for the Project and other MPL Association projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT field and at least two to three years related work experience
  • Possess a strong ability with relational database (SQL Server and Postgres) and be able to write, debug and maintain queries and stored procedures
  • Entry to mid-level programming skills in object-oriented languages (.NET/Python) and be able to write, debug and maintain custom applications
  • A working knowledge of different operating systems (Windows 7/10, Windows Server 2008/2012 R2)
  • Good knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS and jQuery
  • General Knowledge of Excel Pivot, Power BI or other Business Intelligent tools
  • General Knowledge of Content Management System (WordPress)
  • General Knowledge of Cloud applications (Office 365, Amazon Cloud, Heroku)
  • General knowledge in network and hardware (server and workstations)
  • General Knowledge of Audio/Video Capturing and Editing
  • Knowledge of Crystal Report and Reporting Services is preferable but not required
  • Knowledge of Association Management Software (iMIS) is preferable but not required

Personal Qualities and Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, flexibility in handing assignments
  • Complex and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail

The Association offers a competitive compensation package, including a fully paid family health, dental, life, std, ltd insurance, 401(k), SEP IRA, flexible 35-hour workweek, business casual dress.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter and salary history, and indicate position title on email subject line, or envelope to:

Email: jobs@mplassociation.org

Mail:   Chief Administrative Officer
           Medical Professional Liability Asociation (MPL Asssociation)
           2275 Research Blvd, Ste. 250
           Rockvile, MD 20850

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