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Organizer

Region & Category
Region: 
Denver Metro
Job Category: 
Other
Summary

A passionate team player with community outreach and fundraising experience, seeking a position as a community organizer at a value-aligned organization that centers equity and community. I am excited to use my strong communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships to grow a strong activist base and advance progressive policy initiatives.

Skills
  • Keen listening skills and ability to read other’s ques and adapt how I respond.
  • Growth mindset and lifelong commitment to learning.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Tailor messages to specific audiences.
  • Ability and comfort building relationships with strangers.
  • Strong communication and persuasive speaking skills.
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively on stigmatized issues.
  • Experience with VAN, Thru Talk, Outvote, Shadow and Slack and all social media platforms.
  • Recruitment and training.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Door-to-door and phone experience.
  • Blogging and content creation.
Experience
Canvass Team Member
Sep, 2018 to Jun, 2020
Healthier Colorado-Denver,CO
  • Communicated Healthier Colorado’s work to the public.
  • Recruited over 700 donors from across the political spectrum, 60% pledged to donate monthly.
  • Spoke in front of an audience of 130 people, to make the fundraising ask to inspire Healthier Colorado’s advocates to donate.
  • Led on-the-field trainings for new and current field staff.
  • Supported team members to improve team performance by giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Collaborated with teammates to create new phone scripts and other written material.
  • Accurately tracked results of phone outreach on VAN and Google Sheets.
  • Used Shadow to communicate with voters thru text.
  • Assisted in coordinating events by setting up, signing in attendees, presenting information on priority bills, and facilitating small group discussions.
  • Engaged with community members and collation partners at events.
Intern
Jan, 2020 to May, 2020
Young Invincibles- Denver,CO
  • Attended trainings about issues related to economic and racial justice on a weekly basis.
  • Co-organized event at Front Range Community College to advocate for policy changes that would make mental health services more accessible to BIPOC and low-income students. Event was attended by college leadership.
  • Was part of a team that recruited 20 attendees for College Advocacy Day within a two-week period by reaching out to local student groups, focusing on BIPOC-led groups.
  • Created organizing material: including promotional flyers, PowerPoints, surveys, rsvp pages, schedule for co-organizers, etc.…
  • Wrote blog and social media posts
  • Shared my personal story with media, article was published on several news outlets.
Field Manager
Apr, 2018 to Jun, 2018
Grassroots Voter Outreach
  • Registered individuals from diverse backgrounds to vote.
  • Recruited and trained new team members.
  • Provided information and resources that influenced strategic plan.
  • Promoted from sister organization, Grassroots Campaigns.
  • Recognized for collecting the most petition signatures while working with Grassroots Campaigns.
Education
School and Location: 
Eaglecrest Highschool
Dates Attended: 
2009 to 2012
Degree: 
High School
Contact Info
Full Name: 
Paulina Castle
Address: 
4820 s. Inca st.
Englewood, CO 80110
State: 
Colorado
Email Address: 
pcastle1994@gmail.com
Phone: 
720-285-9529
Affiliations & Community Involvement: 
-Group lead at lobbying events (ACLU of Colorado Lobby Day 2017,2018 and 2019), where I facilitated roles to increase impact ,supported volunteers to increase their comfort and reported key information back to staff.-Engaged with legislators and staff during Women and Family Wednesdays (2017 and 2018), LQBTQ Lobby Day (2017 and 2018), Colorado Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day (2017).-Phone and text banking (One Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Action Fund, ACLU of Colorado)-Door-to-door canvassing (ACLU of Colorado)-Research and paper submission on mental health parity to support Policy Director (One Colorado)-Relational Organizing (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Action Fund) -Tabling to build coalitions (One Colorado)–Organizing for Action Community Engagement Fellow, Summer 2017