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									                                              JESSE KENDALL
                      123 Elm Street ▪ Miami, FL 33183 ▪ 305.555.5555 ▪

                                        DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
     History of success in curriculum development, staff leadership, regulatory compliance, and student growth.

Results-oriented and accomplished professional experienced in overseeing academic affairs and developing /
implementing efficiency improvement measures across core organizational functions. Strengths in strategic planning,
budget management, process evaluation, and program development. Proven ability to motivate teachers and students
toward higher achievement; demonstrated excellence in the supervision and leadership of subordinates. Dedicated to
helping students reach their full potential, regardless of learning style. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

                                   —————         CORE COMPETENCIES               —————

        ▪ Staff/Teacher Training               ▪ Employee Management                 ▪ Instructional Strategies
        ▪ Conflict Resolution                  ▪ Performance Evaluation              ▪ Behavioral Management
        ▪ Program Development                  ▪ Team Building                       ▪ Student Confidentiality

                                            PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

ABC COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Miami, FL, 20xx – Present
Director of Education
Supervise all academic affairs of a $3 million / year private college campus with over 500 students. Direct curriculum delivery,
schedule course offering and manage record keeping functions. Accountable for hiring, supervising and training academic staff
and instructors. Communicate daily with faculty, staff, instructors and students regarding academic, curricula, policy and
procedural matters. Provide career counseling, monitor student satisfaction / retention, and enforce the institution’s academic
standards of progress.
     Developed training manual for all faculty members that has been distributed to all campuses and delivered training
      sessions regarding operational policies and best practices.
     Implemented improved student orientation processes.
     Established new procedures for increasing accreditation accountability on all campuses.
     Organized graduation ceremonies and the ABHES accreditation visit.
     Instrumental in ensuring smooth campus operations; serve as ―go-to‖ person for conflicts and problems of any kind.

BCD MEDICAL INSTITUTE, Miami, FL, 20xx – 20xx
Director of Education
Directed Office of Registrar, Student Services, Library, Bookstore and Faculty departments. Accountable for all faculty
recruitment, hiring, coaching, training and professional development initiatives.
     Facilitated all-staff training with Situation Leadership and Who Moved My Cheese methodologies and strategies.
     Completed ACCSCT accreditation annual report within first week of hire.
     Revised new student orientation process.
     Single-handedly developed implementation process for new medical assistance program with ACCSCT and State of
      Florida (NPEC).


                            Pursuing PhD in Curriculum and Teaching, XYZ University, Miami, FL
                                 MBA in Global Management, University of XYZ, Miami, FL
                        Post Graduate Studies in Education, XYZ Intercontinental University, Miami, FL
                                  BBA in Management, XYZ School of Learning, Miami, FL
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an advertised
position creates a pile of 100+ resumes, it becomes the responsibility of the hiring personnel to shortlist the applications.
Resumes without cover letters are usually the first to go, followed by the ones with poorly written cover letters. Avoid this
fate by following these effective strategies:

Address your cover letter appropriately:
Be sure that you get the name of the hiring manager before sending your resume, and address the letter to that individual.
The proper greeting will be either “Dear Mr. (Smith),” or “Dear Ms. (Smith).” Avoid using Miss or Mrs., and do not address
your letter to “Dear Sirs,” as it is considered inappropriate. If you are unsure of your contact’s gender, address them by
their first and last name, as in “Dear Pat Smith,” to avoid an embarrassing mistake. If you don’t know the name of the
hiring manager, simply use the greeting “Dear Hiring Manager,”– it’s clear, to the point, and gender neutral.

Get to the point in your opening paragraph:
One of the most common interviewing questions employers ask is “Why should I hire you among other candidates?”
Provide an answer to that question right off the bat in your opening paragraph. This is a very important section because it
is the first thing the employer will read. It must be powerful and make an immediate impact. Be sure sell yourself and your
unique abilities. Do not use a generic opening paragraph that can apply to any Tom, Dick or Harry.
Every line should sell you, so use aggressive language here and throughout the rest of your cover letter. For example,
instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your advertised Corporate
Finance Director position.” you can write “A background in finance management and a proven record of developing
effective strategies that drive revenue, growth and shareholder value make me a strong candidate for your advertised
Corporate Finance Director position.”

Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:
In this section, you need to show your interest in the job and the company. Research is a key ingredient to a successful
job search. The more you are able to demonstrate your interest and knowledge about a company, the better your chances
are to secure an interview. Get to know the company’s mission and new corporate initiatives, and tell them how you can
help them meet their objectives or resolve their problems. Praise the company for public recognitions or recent
accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active interest.
Use “I” and “my” sparingly. Try not to use these words more than six times in your cover letter. You need to focus on what
you will bring to the company and how you will help them improve their profitability. Too much use of the word “I” will also
make your letter look elementary and poorly written.
For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often the most
effective and efficient way to highlight accomplishments. If you fall into this category, be sure to keep the bullet point
statements unique and fresh. Do not copy and paste the exact same phrases from the resume as it will make you look
lazy. All sentences and achievements transferred from the resume should be rephrased.

Close your letter with a strong paragraph:
In the closing paragraph, you need to address several issues. At the very least, you need to ask for the interview and
provide contact information. This is also the ideal place to mention your salary requirements (if the employer insists on it),
or your desire to relocate.
To demonstrate your drive and interest, mention that you will call within a week to follow up. This is a great way to ensure
the resume was successfully received, and it creates an opportunity to establish a dialog. However, do not mention this in
your cover letter if you do not intend to follow up.

In summation, an aggressive and dynamic cover letter will help you stand out among the competition. Remember that the
goal is to market yourself – not to compose a dull biography.

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