In the meantime, do you want to read my cover letter?
Hafa Adai XXXXXXX,I cut off the top paragraph so that you won't know what job I'm applying for.
I believe that I am qualified for the position based on my education and the work I have accomplished in Saipan over the last three years. I returned to Saipan the year after graduating from Rollins College to work on a coral reef outreach project. In that time I have gained experience writing press releases, newspaper articles, websites, and blogs. I have also managed letter writing and signature gathering campaigns. Additionally, I have managed email lists for activists, volunteers, and media contacts, including the entire email list for the League of Conservation Voters in Florida.
Some of my work has led to national recognition. In 2007, Beautify CNMI, an environmental coalition I helped create and still coordinate, received an EPA Environmental Award and Friends of the Mariana Islands, a small dedicated group of environmental volunteers of which I am a special advisor and volunteer, received an Earth Team award from USDA
In 2008 I was the local lead on a successful campaign to convince President Bush to designate a Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, a conservation area the size of Spain. In order to gain his support we waged a multi-faceted local campaign, which led to our governor, legislature, business community, and over 6000 residents supporting the monument. This campaign was covered in over 1000 newspapers and garnered unprecedented media attention for the Marianas.
In addition to being qualified for the position, I have many ties to the region. I was born on Guam and having family living throughout the region. I am also a member of Micronesians in Island Conservation, a learning network for conservationists in the region.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a candidate.
I can provide references upon request.
Si yu'use ma'ase,