Dear Mr. Smith,
I was excited to read your advertisement in the Oakland Press for Director of the Discovery Center. It seems as if the ad could have been written for me! Most of my adult life has been spent working with or for children, culminating in an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. I am enclosing my resume for your review.
As I said, I match the qualifications you are seeking. Let me elaborate:
When you take a look at my resume, you will see that my quest to improve my knowledge hasn’t stopped in the classroom. I regularly attend conferences, professional association activities and continuing education opportunities so that I can remain current in the field. The fact that I worked full time (operating my own day care center) while attending college exemplifies my motivation and commitment.
In conclusion, I am confident I have the training and experience to excel in this position. I hope you will contact me to arrange an interview at your convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.