Kristi Delynko

5410 W. 103rd Ave. Westminster, CO 80020

kdelynko@gmail.com

704.437.2065

Work experience
  • Redesigned the employee intranet, from research to planning and testing, to navigation and visual design, implementation and evaluation; designed and executed launch communication and employee training plans. This project was awarded the City-County Communications & Marketing Association Savvy Award in 2014.

  • Provided strategic communication planning for various departments to deliver results aligned with the city’s mission and to increase employee engagement.

  • Consulted on sensitive, high profile issues as they related to public relations, media relations, crisis communications and internal change management.

  • Planned, wrote, designed and produced communication materials including print and electronic newsletters, web and social media content, videos and employee engagement events and activities.

  • Trained employees on intranet content development and digital communication strategy; served as the intranet webmaster.

  • Provided graphic design and video editing support for internal and external communication materials.

Communication & Outreach Coordinator
The City of Westminster                                                                      3/12 - present
Education

M.A. in Communication Studies University of North Carolina, Charlotte
 

Co-author of published article: “Oral History of McCreesh Place, Apartment Building for (Formerly) Homeless Men: Advancing the Warp and Balancing the Weave,” Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, December 1, 2010; Vol. 10, No. 6 (508-519).

 

B.A. Communication Studies with a minor in English

Wingate University
 

Graduated with University Honors and Summa Cum Laude

Technical Skills

Proficient in both Mac & PC platforms
 

Microsoft Office Suite (including Publisher, Excel, Power Point and Word)
 

Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign)
 

Social media applications (including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Wordpress, Youtube, Flickr, RSS feeds) and monitoring tools (Omniture, Google Analytics)
 

Sony Vegas, iMovie and Adobe Premiere video editing software
 

Digital SLR and video cameras
 

Intermediate HTML knowledge and web content management software experience

2010 - present

2010 - present

Communication Manager

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain                                       07/08-03/12

  • Developed and implemented strategic communication plans and provided public relations counsel to the executive team.

  • Responsible for graphic design and organizational branding, including website graphics and content, advertisements, printed publications, photography, video production and editing, e-newsletters, production of event collateral, digital signage and interactive presentations.

  • Implemented an integrated marketing communication plan to include social media, video, advertising (online, print, web, radio, pay-per-click), events, public relations and direct mail.

  • Developed a variety of policies and handbooks (Social Media Policies, Writing Style Guide, Logo Usage Guidelines, Crisis Communication), as well as conducted employee trainings.

  • Created and administered market surveys; analyzed data to ensure strategy alignment.

  • Managed all aspects of visual communication, including website graphics and content, advertisements, print publications, video production and editing, and interactive presentations.

  • Created website templates for 36 district schools and conducted trainings on editing the sites; wrote website specifications manual to ensure consistent branding.

  • Developed content strategy for all written materials to align with strategic plan goals.

  • Aided in crisis communication to facilitate effective information flow during emergencies.

Communication Specialist

Iredell-Statesville Schools                                                                                  09/07 – 06/08

  • Graphic design, website creation, web management and print buying for various clients.

  • Consulted and worked closely with clients to build marketing strategies, brand identity and graphics.

  • Worked with printers, mailers and advertising vendors.

  • Experienced in all aspects of founding, running and maintaining a business, including budgeting, customer service, sales, public relations, management, bookkeeping, community partnerships and advertising.

Co-owner & Graphic Designer

CKA Creative                                                                                                           04/05-07/11

  • Managed all aspects of visual communication for seven departments, including website graphics and content, advertisements, printed publications, digital design, weekly and monthly newsletters, presentations and video.

  • Developed strategy, content management and production of all written materials to meet communication goals.

  • In the absence of the Communications Director, managed all aspects of internal and external communications.

Visual Communication Specialist

Myers Park Presbyterian Church                                                                            03/07-09/07

  • Designed and implemented strategic communications plans and managed communication components of state-wide fundraising efforts.

  • Conducted media relations activities, including writing and pitching news stories to local and regional media contacts; placing and designing advertisements.

  • Initiated and implemented interactive marketing efforts, including online giving, monthly email newsletters and multimedia/video production.

  • Managed the communication budget, production timelines and vendors.

Communications Specialist

Barium Springs Home for Children                                                                         05/03-03/07

Recognition

2014 3CMA Savvy Award COWnet, employee intranet redesign and launch

Senior Communications Specialist
Denver Water                                                                                  4/15 - present
  • Lead the development and execution of the company’s strategic internal communication program and proactively work with internal service departments to build communication strategies.

  • Lead the redesign and relaunch of the company’s employee intranet; develop and implement employee engagement strategy.

  • Provide change-management communication strategy during multiple, high-impact organizational changes; deployed strategy to reach diverse and dispersed audiences.

  • Manage employee communication channels, including the employee intranet, daily e-newsletter, quarterly print publication, presentations and digital communications.

  • Develop communication initiatives and content to encourage positive change in organizational culture and to promote company values.

© 2017 by Kristi Delynko

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