Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Example

The following is an example of a cover letter for an administrative assistant. The position is for a job within a labor union.

Administrative Assistant/Union Organizer Cover Letter Example

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Dear Hiring Committee,

I am responding to your posting on Craigslist for an administrative assistant. I believe my experiences in the nonprofit world, as well as my passion for the goals of labor unions, make me an ideal candidate for the position.

Here is a summary of my skills:

--Non-profit experience
--Computer proficiency
--Organizing office procedures
--Training and supervisory experience
--Public relations
--Database maintenance

I am a long-time activist and grew up in a family that is pro-union. My great-uncle was a Wobbly. My uncle remembers meetings at his house with Emma Goldman. This family history has made me extremely passionate about the long, bitter struggle for worker rights.

You specify that the ideal candidate will be able to take on multiple roles within the Union. Since 20XX, I've volunteered in a variety of capacities for XYZ Nonprofit. I began as a writer/editor for their newsletter, assisted in producing various special events, and have been active in volunteer recruitment and website management. I believe all of these experiences and skills would translate well into your administrative assistant position.

Last summer I completed a seminar at A Circle of Ten, Inc. - an intensive workshop that explores the process of collaboration, community development, and fundraising. I now understand, more than ever, how essential unions are in ensuring a voice for employees. I am excited at the prospect of being part of the tradition that protects employee rights.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you to arrange a time to speak further about how I can contribute to your organization.


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