August 25, 2016
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Shawn Wesner and Iâ€™m writing to apply for the Operations Manager position with your organization. After reading the position description I feel I have the professional background, education and experience necessary to succeed in this role.
As you will note in my CV, I was employed with the federal government from 2002-2015. I have fifteen yearsâ€™ experience working for U.S. federal government agencies, and for profit and not-for profit organizations. From 2007-2014 I lived and worked in the countries of Malawi and Mozambique, located in the Southern Horn of Africa. There I was the Deputy Director of a large public health team comprised of individuals from the U.S. Department of State, the Center for Disease Control, the Department of Defense, the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development. Together we formed the Presidentâ€™s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) inter-agency team. Specifically, my role was the Deputy Coordinator and inter-agency liaison amongst our United States Government technical teams.
I believe Iâ€™m particularly well suited for this position because of the following:
â€¢ Ability to analyze programmatic data for decision making;
â€¢ Knowledge of organizational and programmatic concepts and practices applied to current and future out- year funding;
â€¢ Substantial experience with evaluation and strategic planning;
â€¢ Excellent oral and written communications skills, including delivering presentations;
â€¢ Leading large and diverse teams;
â€¢ Substantial prior experience with project management duties;
â€¢ Applying evaluative techniques for programmatic analysis.
I am extremely detail oriented, have facilitated and mediated financial discussions with multi-million dollar budgets, have led large groups and teams, delivered countless presentations in America and abroad, and find meaningful and relevant connections with the individuals I work with and lead. I consider professional ethics, dedication to personal and team goals and relationship building amongst my co-workers and peers as a top priority. I have a credible history as a demonstrated leader and manager during crisis situations.
I have a Masterâ€™s Degree in Education and Human Development (with an emphasis in Organizational Management) from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas.
If you are interested in furthering a discussion concerning my candidacy, Iâ€™d be most pleased to speak with you at your convenience. Thank you in advance for your consideration of my resume and credentials.
Shawn Ellen Wesner
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com