Sample Cover Letter for a Communications Position
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Dear Contact Person:
I am writing to indicate my interest in the position of Assistant Director of Campaign Communications. I'm a passionate supporter of our current campaign, and a fully-engaged member of the College community. For many years, I've had a long and happy affiliation with this College, as employee, parent (Marie '01), student, and Alumni Board member. My current position as Administrative Coordinator in the English Department has allowed close collaboration with my Chair, student majors, and 40-plus faculty, as well as many different offices and departments. It's been a joy to work in the English Department, though, as I near completion of my masters degree, I'm eager to use my talents in greater contribution to the College.
The position of Director of Campaign Communications provides a wonderful opportunity for the College to engage one of its most enthusiastic community members in promotion of its important message. It is a position where my interpersonal and organizational skills, and experience with so many college constituencies, could be put to very productive and successful use.
Speaking to position qualifications, concentrations in literature and writing in both my undergraduate and graduate programs here have allowed me to become a skilled writer. I prefer to work in a tempest of activity and embrace challenges where solutions and problem-solving are necessary. Technology is becoming a vital component in the day-to-day operations of most offices, and I look forward to incorporating the technologies I've used in the past, and I am very excited to work with new systems. Organization is vital when balancing multiple projects and demands, and the ability to organize well has made my experience in the English Department much more rewarding.
Perhaps the greatest asset I offer is the ability to work with many personalities and groups of people, and I realize just how valuable that is when working with College constituencies, on committees, and in my work with our Alumni Board. I can think of no better way to honor the riches of my education and work history than sharing the important message of this campaign.
I appreciate your considering my application. Please review the attached resume. I look forward to hearing from you.
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