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Community Organizer

Greensboro, NC

Payton McGarry

paytongmcgarry@gmail.com| 252-218-9653 | Pronouns: He/Him/HisSTRENGTHS

▪  Media Relations

▪ Research Experience

▪ Project Management

▪  Leadership Development

▪ Recruitment and Training

▪ Volunteer Management

EXPERIENCE

North Carolina Democratic Party, Organizer, August 2018 – Present
▪  Directed daily operations of field campaigns for three candidates running concurrently in competitive, targeted races
▪  Recruited, trained, and managed three interns and 64 volunteers across Guilford County
▪  Managed the daily activities of three offices and performed weekly performance and material audits

National Conference for Community and Justice,Projects Coordinator, June 2016 – Present
▪  Facilitated programs for more than 450 Guilford County high school students at NCCJ’s flagship youth leadership program, ANYTOWN
▪  Organized twelve unique programs pertaining to queer identities or economic justice for corporate, educational, and recreational audiences
▪  Coordinated programming at the Achieving the Dream conference for more than 2,000 college educators in San Francisco in February 2017

The Hub Project, Organizing Leadership Fellow, April 2018 – September 2018
▪  Trained 173 advocates with a “Story of Self” program to create activists who can personally speak to the impacts of ACA repeal and Trump Tax
▪  Mobilized members and participants in advocacy by coordinating letter to the editor campaigns, town halls, and relational meetings with elected officials
▪  Coordinated national, local, and social media hits to amplify and distribute interactions between elected officials and advocates

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
▪  ACLU Champion of Liberty Award
▪  Gold Leadership Challenge Award
▪  Martin Luther King Service Award
▪  Presidential Volunteer Service Award
▪  UNCG Spartan of Promise Award
▪ Ignite NC Gender Justice Fellow
▪ MoveOn Resistance Summer Mobilizer
▪ NC Justice Center Summer Policy Institute
▪ LGBTQ+ Center of Greensboro Board Member▪ UNCG Research and Creativity Expo Winner

EDUCATION
Master of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Peace Development Concentration▪ University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Projected Graduation May, 2020

Bachelor of Science, Economics, Microeconomics Concentration
▪ University of North Carolina at Greensboro, GraduatedMay, 2018

Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Media Relations
  • project management
  • Recruitment and Training
  • Research Experience
  • Volunteer Management

Education

08/2018-Present

Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNC Greensboro

Concentration in Professional Conflict Resolution

08/2014-05/2018

Bachelor of Science in Economics at UNC Greensboro

Minor in Music

Experience

08/2018-

Organizer at North Carolina Democratic Party

▪  Directed daily operations of field campaigns for three candidates running concurrently in competitive, targeted races
▪  Recruited, trained, and managed three interns and 64 volunteers across Guilford County
▪  Managed the daily activities of three offices and performed weekly performance and material audits

06/2016-

Projects Coordinator at National Conference for Community and Justice

Facilitated programs for more than 450 Guilford County high school students at NCCJ’s flagship youth
leadership program, ANYTOWN
▪ Organized twelve unique programs pertaining to queer identities or economic justice for corporate,
educational, and recreational audiences
▪ Coordinated programming at the Achieving the Dream conference for more than 2,000 college
educators in San Francisco in February 2017

04/2018-09/2018

Organizing Leadership Fellows at The Hub Project

▪ Trained 173 advocates with a “Story of Self” program to create activists who can personally speak to the
impacts of ACA repeal and Trump Tax
▪ Mobilized members and participants in advocacy by coordinating letter to the editor campaigns, town halls, and relational meetings with elected officials
▪ Coordinated national, local, and social media hits to amplify and distribute interactions between elected officials and advocates

  • Updated 2 years ago

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