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Include These Dean Skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Attention to detail
In your application for a Dean position, a well-drafted cover letter will help stand you apart from other applicants. See the example below.
Dear Mr. Whittaker,
I am writing to apply for the position of Academic Dean at Robertson Island University. I have a master’s degree in student administration, and I have ten years’experience working at a higher education institution. I believe these qualities align well with what you require for this role.
I am highly skilled at administration work and have overseen the admin work for professors, advisors and administrative staff. I chair staff meeting and handle budgetary matters. With a keen eye for detail, strong leadership skills and effective time management skills, I believe I would be a suitable candidate for this position.
My experience and background have given me a broad understanding of the workings of an institution of higher education, as well as how to handle delicate or stressful situations with ease. I get along well with people and can work effectively as part of a team.
I have accomplished the following achievements that will be to the benefit of my next position:
Implemented new programs, procedures, and processes to make administration more efficient
Developed marketing or promoting academic programs on the campus.
Served as advisor to departments and students when needed
I am confident that you will find my resume, credentials, and references to your standard. I look forward to bringing my skill set and experience to the efficient running of the university. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your consideration.