COVER LETTER FOR:

Human Services Practitioner

Dear Search Committee:

I would like to express my interest in a position with your organization. I have worked in the Field of Human Services for approximately (20) years in a variety of settings. As a human services practitioner, I possess expertise in the following areas: education; HIV/AIDS; substance abuse; mental health; cultural diversity; and human learning and motivation. On the management side, through academia, employment and participation with various planning committees, I have developed expertise in organizational and community development, consumer advocacy, fiscal management and strategic planning.

Through academia, life experience, and self-development, I feel that I could be a great asset to your organization.
I state this because I envisioned myself as an employee with additional responsibilities that are not included in many job descriptions that I have reviewed. First, this involves looking inside the organization, at its goals, objectives, culture and at the strengths and weaknesses it brings to its marketing challenges. Secondly, it also involves looking outside the organization at the market it faces, particularly the public it will target, and the support required from the task environment for survival and success. The task environment includes all those elements that have the potential to influence the organizations performance and survival. There are several components of an organizations task environment: beneficiaries, funders, nonfiscal resources, providers of complementary services, competitors, and legitimators.

An employee of your organization should develop a marketing orientation, which is an entire mindset, a direction that begins and integrates with the task environment. Marketing management is a process of planning, executing, designing, creating, building, and maintaining beneficial exchange relationships with the consumer and the community for the purpose of satisfying the objectives as identified by the organizations stakeholders. An employee in my opinion must adopt the proper marketing mind-set, and develop a philosophy of marketing and directing that places the consumer and the community in which it serves at the center of the organizations mission.

The employee should also consider feedback, which is a characteristic of any organization in which the output, or results, affects the input, thus altering its operation. Feedback is essential for adaptation and change. Feedback is also a organizations greatest source for adaptive learning if used properly; meaning that it is the employees responsibility to make every effort to assure openness and accuracy regarding the information received from consumers, the community, and its competitors to improve the delivery of services.

In closing, I would like to state that I have combined academics with practical application in my endeavors to develop an effective approach as a compassionate human services practitioner and as an executive administrator. Enclosed in the attachment is a copy of my resume for your review in hopes that I may obtain an interview.

It is often stated that resumes help you to sort out the probables from the possibles, but they are no way to judge the personal caliber of an individual. I would like to meet with you in the near future to demonstrate and examine the ways you feel that my background would benefit your organization.


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