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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Nature Conservancy


Program Manager

Dear Hiring Manger,

I am writing to express my interest in the Urban Conservation Program Manager position posted through As a development and communications professional with four years of experience in corporate and non-profit relations, program development, and fundraising, I am confident I have the required qualifications and skills to be very successful in this position. Please note that I will be relocating to Denver, Co on July 1st 2016 and will be available before that for in person interviews

As a Communications and Development Coordinator for Global Health Alliance, I worked closely with local and international NGOs and Corporations to increase funding and to promote changes in government policy. While managing relations with government officials and NGOS I designed content for all social media platforms including E-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, website, social mediacampaigns. During my time inthis roleI worked with the World Health Agency to coordinate events and campaigns in DC, Copenhagen, and Geneva to bring together distinguished health leaders and other organizations for improving government policy.

While working as a Lead Grant Writer and Assistant Event Coordinator for Catholic Charities, I was tasked to handle many different local agency’s grants, program evaluations, and budgets. During my time at this firm I secured five grants totaling $480K that directly fundedcommunity agencies. I also conducted 15 program evaluations concentrating on health, education, and career management. . Consulting allowed meto manage several challenging tasks with tight deadlines and required me nurture professional relationships with key stakeholders in many non-profit organizations in order to meet detail-orientated deliverables.

As an Assistant Event Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Chicago I co-chaired the 40th Anniversary Refugee Resettlement Gala committee of 15 people while managing budgets, designing project timelines fundraising and procuring vendors. This event raised over $100K from fundraising, donors, and the silent auction. I also secured sponsorships for six other events with multiple companies such as Kellogg, Wintrust Bank, MB Financial, and Chicago Beverage Company.In this role, I managed and created lasting relationships with donors and donor prospects for gifts over $10K and developed a budget plan for the major donor program of Catholic Charities. In this position assisted Catholic Charities to fulfill their mission and help populations in need.

As the Urban Conservation Program Manager I would be able to integrate my experience with both corporate and local relations and also utilize my fundraising and community engagement skills. I have a passion for both personal growth and continuous learning of new development methods to connecting with high impact communities due to my Social Work background. I am someone who believes in innovative solutions to urban challenges. Based on this information I believe I am the ideal candidate for the position at the Nature Conservancy.

I have included my resume for your review and hope to discuss my qualifications with you. I can be reached at X or via email at X

Warm Regards,

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