Sample Cover Letter for Executive Assistant of a Human Rights Nonprofit
550 Smith Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903
– (434) 555-1039
November 28, 2015
Katherine Jones, Hiring Manager
Human Rights Group
146 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 2004
Dear Ms. Jones:
I was excited to discover the position of Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Finance, which I
saw posted on . The Human Rights Group’s outstanding reputation for leadership in its field
has long landed it on my career ‘dream list’. With extensive skills in administration and a passion for
human rights, I am exceptionally qualified for the Executive Assistant position.
I am dedicated to the business operations of human rights organizations, because these when these
operations are well-managed, the organization is empowered to do its best work. Through serving for
two years as a student administrative assistant in the University of Virginia Office of Admissions, I
honed my skills in calendar management, meeting coordination, and program planning. Because of my
reliable administrative support, admissions counselors were able to spend more spend meeting directly
with prospective students. I felt great satisfaction from contributing to the mission of the Office of
Admissions and empowering the admissions counselors to better serve students.
Also, I am earning a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and have completed coursework in global
development studies and sociology, cohesively developing my competency in business operations and
international human rights. By leveraging my academic background, I can deeply appreciate both the
work that Human Rights Group does and the operations that make that work possible.
I am thrilled by the opportunity to combine my administrative excellency with my passion for human
rights missions by serving Vice President of Finance in the HRG. Thanks very much for your
consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Adapted from Susan Ireland’s Resume Site