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Samantha Colyn

Samantha Colyn

Community Educator

Boulder County

I strive to help clients meet their financial and career goals. . My Curriculum Development knowledge, interest in Instructional Design, extensive Presentation Experience and Program Management skills honed by building successful training programs has resulted in personal and professional growth for clients and commun...





Colorado State University

Master of Education, Adult Education, Training & Human Resources

We all learn differently. My time at CSU taught me to honor, respect and understand the ways in which adults learn. Adults want and need up-to-date, practical information that will make an impact now.

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley

Family Services Manager

SPECIALTIES: Training Administration • Program Management • Project Development

Manage both homeownership and holistic family support program ensuring efficiency and efficacy of programs; track program tactics and oversee new project implementation; manage department budget and grant requirements; supervise staff and develop new strategic partnerships.

• Promoted to Family Service Manager after ten months
• Recruited five new committee members with practical professional backgrounds resulting in highly-qualified homeowner applicants, exceptional communication between departments, and improved professionalism
• Increased efficiency of Family Selection Committee by creating policy manual and ensuring all policies are followed; instituted deadlines and tracking requirements that guaranteed the organization receives all promised funds
• Manage, supervise, and schedule 100+ volunteers and contractors; coordinate and lead trainings

Career medium 04

Boulder County

Community Educator

We don't know, what we don't know! Boulder County and my team provides free financial education and career workshops to the public. Want to further your career? Dig out of debt? Improve your credit score? Attend our workshops and learn tools, tips and techniques to meet your goals.

Career medium 02

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley

Family Services Coordinator

Coordinated family support program. Delivered trainings; developed presentations, speaking points, and workbooks; maintained comprehensive records; managed program budget and volunteers. Collaborate with local Longmont and Boulder County non-profits to further the mission of alleviating poverty housing in Boulder County.


Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley / AmeriCorps

Keys Program Coordinator / VISTA

SPECIALTIES: Program Development • Training Supervision

Set up infrastructure for new family support program including fundraising, course improvement planning, creation of all training documentation, and implementation of all program components and activities.

• Completed three-month grant process consisting of required training, grant writing, and extensive panel interviews resulting in winning a $34,000 grant; part of a team that won 5 additional grants from $1,000-$12,000 using exceptional writing skills, departmental coordination, and deadline management
• Successfully solicited businesses resulting in 98% donations for weekly program implementation including meeting and presentation space, food, financial support of participant stipends, and childcare
• Managed 100+ volunteers, coordinated and led volunteer trainings
• Taught self-sufficiency courses as part of a holistic family support program
• Created training program manuals

Career medium 05
Career medium 02

Northwest United Federal Credit Union

Marketing Assistant

SPECIALTIES: Training Material Development • Project Support • Research & Analysis

Supported marketing project managers through research and analysis of proposals and creating recommendations for marketing plans, strategies, and implementation. Developed documents and promotional materials for products and services.

• Initiated and created Product Knowledge Guide and Training Handbook that improved employee understanding of products thereby improving employee performance and increasing customer satisfaction
• Researched, analyzed, and recommended social media marketing plan resulting in the development of social media websites that successfully promoted bank products and services to new clientele
• Designed and produced promotional materials for NUFCU loans, rates, and other financial products
• Represented company at numerous tradeshows and public events, cultivating business relationships


Science Matters

Master Instructor

SPECIALTIES: Teacher & Speaker • Curriculum Assessment

Taught extracurricular science club programs, evaluated teachers and provided recommendations for curriculum changes

• Developed marketing plan for Science Matters management, which led to the revamping of the Science Matters website and addition of online registration
• Presented science enrichment programs at numerous elementary schools to over 700 children

Career medium 02
Career medium 06

Crocs, Asia

Sales and Marketing Intern

SPECIALTIES: Research & Analysis • International Event Coordination

• Analyzed shoe sales from 30 stores within 15 countries; analyses were used to make product placement decisions in Southeast Asia
• Coordinated travel logistics for participants of annual Asia Pacific sales meeting in Bangkok, Thailand; assisted in designing presentations for sales meeting


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Business Administration, International Business, Minor in Spanish