Employers tend to depend greatly on a resume. Unfortunately, a Development Associate resume cannot hold too much information and if it does, there is a risk of putting in too much information that might put off an employer.

This is where Development Associate cover letters come in.

Take a look at the following sample how a candidate who is applying for a job as a Development Associate will write a cover letter to support his or her job application.


Development Associate Cover Letter Example


288 Example Street
Tuscon, AZ 59832

December 4, 2015

Mr. John Smith
Development Manager
Austin Institute
675 E Dragram Street 2V
Tuscon, AZ 56444


Dear Mr. Smith:

One my friends Mr. John Anderson, who is working as an Administrative Assistant at Austin Institute, told me about a vacant position for a Development Associate. I am excited by the prospect of joining the institute in this capacity as I believe that I have all the necessary skills and qualifications that are required to perform this job efficiently. My resume is enclosed herewith and will provide detailed information on how I can be an asset to Austin Institute.

I have a bachelor’s degree in communications from XYZ University and ever since I have been working in the social sector. My experience relevant to this position includes; organizing fundraising projects for different educational institutes and assisting with print media developments for relevant projects. Additionally, my skills in identifying opportunities in order to engage donors and coordinating all associated activities is above par of that of my contemporaries.

Furthermore, I have been trained to develop outreach materials pertinent to donors and investors and researching background information of all parties involved. I am also proficient in developing communicative material such as proposals and reports in order to ensure smooth running of a particular project.

I would like to discuss all this position with you in a more profound manner as I cannot write all that I have to offer. I will be following up on this application by the end of the week. if you require any information from me in order to augment my claims in the interim, I will be available on 999-999-9999.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Caitlin Oliver

Enc. Resume