Cover letter for an NGO administrative assistant (4 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an NGO administrative assistant”

Cover letter examples for an NGO administrative assistant

When writing an NGO administrative assistant cover letter, these are some of the important things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear Hiring Manager,

I am thrilled to put my name in for the Administrative Assistant position at Centurion Medical. The practice I currently work for may reduce its hours, which has prompted me to search for a new opportunity. When I came across the online posting for an Administrative Assistant at Centurion Medical, I noticed it not only closely aligned with my experience but my desired career goals. One thing that stood out to me is that this position opens up a path to becoming an executive assistant to the medical director, which is something I would want to pursue in the future.

I have worked in the medical field for three years as an Administrative Assistant. I am adept at working with medical staff and patients who have different personalities. I understand that patients who suffer from chronic pain and illness require different approaches to care. I am a friendly and compassionate person who has the skills and personality to serve as the first point of contact for patients coming to Centurion Medical. I also think quickly and can change direction when needed. In addition, I have experience with electronic records management. My error rate when it comes to accurate filing is constantly below 1% in year-over-year audits.

In my current position at Foundry Health Group, I support a medical practice of five doctors who specialize in pain management. I contribute to the success of the practice by scheduling patient appointments, coordinating meetings, scheduling procedures, proofreading marketing materials and verifying insurance coverage for a client population of 500 patients. Since joining the practice, I helped the practice improve its patient satisfaction ratings by 45%.

I look forward to learning more about Centurion Medical and the Administrative Assistant position. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in further detail, and I look forward to becoming part of the team. I thank you for your time and consideration.


Jensen Pope”

Sample 2:

“Dear Ms. Davis:

As an experienced administrative professional, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume in response to your posting. With a broad knowledge base in efficient office operations, executive-level support, and customer service, I am prepared to excel as your next Office Administrative Assistant.

Through success in developing office policies, coordinating schedules and travel, and performing basic bookkeeping tasks, I am well versed in the nuances of extensive administrative functions. I adeptly manage and complete a high-volume of responsibilities while simultaneously delivering outstanding customer service. Furthermore, my sharp attention to detail, my tireless work ethic, and my dedication to top-notch efficiency is sure to make me a strong contributor in this position.

Consider the following highlights of my experience:

Facilitating administrative efficiency through expertise in time management, communication, cross-team coordination, and organization skills.

Performing accurate, detailed accounts payable/receivable operations within fast-paced offices.

Leveraging outstanding interpersonal skills to forge beneficial and lasting relationships with customers and peers, resulting in productive and profitable environments.

Earning distinction as “Employee of the Month” on five separate occasions—awarded by the company CEO—in recognition of superior overall performance.

Attaining comprehensive knowledge in a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks.

Furthermore, my proactive nature and my ability to effectively collaborate with other team members offer additional skills essential to this position. I believe I would be an immense asset to your team and look forward to hearing from you to discuss how I may contribute to your goals. Thank you for your time and consideration.


April C. Decker”

Sample 3:

“[Full Name]

[Physical Address]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]


Application for the position of admin assistant.

Dear [Recipient’s title and last name],

I am writing to apply for the position of admin assistant as advertised in [where you saw the advertisement]. My [two relevant attributes], and extensive experience make me a perfect fit for the position. I am eager to become a valued member of [company].

I have worked as an admin assistant for [number of years], and during that time I have been tasked with [mention some of your responsibilities from current and previous positions]. As per the requirements for the position at [company], you will notice in my resume that I [mention skills, competencies, or experiences that answer directly to the requirements listed in the job posting].

In my [current/previous] role as an admin assistant at [company], I [talk about a few significant accomplishments and any contributions you made that had a positive impact]. Experience has taught me to [what have you learned].

I am thrilled to be applying to [company] because I admire your [name two or three things you know about the company in general that you like]. As the admin assistant, I will [how will you add value to the business]. In this way, I am certain I will be of the greatest benefit to [company].

Please find my resume attached. Feel free to contact me via email or phone call if I can be of any further service.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to hearing from you.


[Your Name]”

Sample 4:

“[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State xxxxx

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Dear [Mr./Ms./Mrs.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Please accept my enclosed application for the position at [Company Name]. Having read through your job description, I am thrilled to be applying for this position as my 6 years of experience and skillset match the requirements you’re looking for.

At my current company, Redford & Sons, I am valued by the CEO and his staff as a critical support pillar for the team, keeping meetings, papers, travel arrangements, and office items organized at all times. I have spearheaded the effort to “go digital” for almost all planning and paperwork, increasing office efficiency to the point of saving $3,000 per year in contracted labor expenses. Allow me to highlight three bullet points from my resume that I believe demonstrate why I am the perfect candidate for this position:

  • Trained two assistants during a period of company expansion to ensure attention to detail and adherence to company policy
  • Maintain utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive topics
  • Typed documents such as correspondence, drafts, memos, and emails, and prepared 3 reports weekly for management.

My resume goes into more detail about my daily job duties and achievements during my tenure as an administrative assistant at two companies. However, I believe that these bullet points demonstrate that I have the ability to perform the major duties, and train others in how to perform in this role effectively, should the need arise.

I would love to have to opportunity to join the team at [Company Name] and use my skills to create an efficient and stress-free office environment for your executives. I believe I can meet and exceed the expectations you have for this role. I look forward to speaking more with you about my candidacy. Feel free to contact me at any time.


[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you need a cover letter for an NGO position?

Yes. It helps to have a cover letter that can sell your skills, such as organization, communication, and time management, to employers.

What is a good cover letter for an administrative assistant?

“I have several years of experience in a variety of fields, including insurance and finance. In addition to my extensive office experience, I have strong communication, customer service, and administrative skills. My broad background makes me an excellent candidate for this position. Thank you for your consideration.”

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