Here's my cover letter:
To Whom It May Concern:
I am applying for the position of Executive Director of the B Team. The B Team website tells applicants to reference #1453. Consider this my cover letter.
I am also attaching two resumes. One, cjdcivic.doc, covers my career in work that is probably of more interest to the B Team. The other resume, cjd.doc, covers my technical career in information technology for the most part. Both resumes cover my educational background. I first earned a degree in physics from Rutgers University. After working in that field and doing some graduate study in that field, I tried a switch to social psychology by becoming a graduate student in social psychology at Columbia University.
I will also point you to some blog postings of mine on my blog Independent Broad Minded Centrist (http://independentbroadmindedcentrist.blogspot.com) that are relevant to the kind of work that the B Team seems interested in. They are:
- Aerospace Initiative Home Page
) For a few years I led a committee in Maryland on industry
collaboration in aerospace. I saved my committee's work on my blog.
This page provides an introduction to my committee's work. There
are links there to other documents produced by my committee.
- Aerospace Workforce Issues
) I wrote this public policy paper based upon what I learned from
leading the committee mentioned in my previous item as well as what
I learned inn various other places in my life.
- A Tale of Two Space Days
) This links to a comparison of two Space Days – events to
educate the public about space exploration. This blog posting also
links to Background of an L5 Society Activist
) that provides much more information about how I organized the
first of these Space Days.
- Anxious With Reason Panel at the New America Foundation
). This is a report I did based upon a discussion of current
workforce issues at the New America Foundation. Given the work of
The B Team, I think this report might be relevant.
I am very much impressed with the work that Sir Richard Branson has done in multiple fields. I am probably more acquainted with Virgin Galactic than most people. One occasional dream I have is taking one of those Space Ship Two trips into space – with camera gear of course.
I expect that many people will be interested in applying for this position. This is a way for the right person to make a significant contribution to helping business enterprises make more positive contributions to world society.
Thank you for considering my application.
Charles J. Divine