Dear Mr. Erwin,
A mutual colleague, Mr. Michael Gale, recently recommended that I get in touch with you regarding your esteemed open position of Assistant to the Dean at Iowa State University. For this reason, I am contacting you today, as well as attaching my resume for your consideration.
As my resume indicates, I have an advanced degree in Student Affairs from Paul Smith’s College, and have worked these last eight years in a professional assistant role for both at Nova Southeastern University, and also for Kentucky Wesleyan College as an Assistant t the Dean. I feel this qualifies me as an excellent candidate for your open opportunity-as well as my communications, organizational, and multitasking skills.
Please organize an interview, and give me a call at (555)-555-5555 at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you so much for your time.