Dear Ms. Nelson,
Having recently heard from a colleague that you were hiring for a Development Assistant position, I am very enthusiastic about applying today, and have enclosed my resume.
I graduated from the Eastern Oregon State College in 1994 with a B.S. in Business Development, and have-in the past three years-been an efficient Development Assistant for Lambs Farm. I am well acquainted with methods of program development and implementation, and can act just as successfully as an assistant, as I can in a leadership role. I know I can bring all of this to your company, and grow with the success of your well known company. I am dedicated, through, and ready to begin.
For these reasons, I ask that you consider me for your position of Development Assistant, and call me at (555)-555-5555. I will arrange my schedule to fit your needs. Thanks for your time and consideration.