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Megan Hales

Megan Hales

Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Young Alumni Programs

University of New Hampshire

Portsmouth, Other

Student & Alumni Engagement professional with successful record of facilitating career exploration, planning workshops, small and large scale networking events and fundraising campaigns. Interested in advancing the status of institutions to benefit and support its students, alumni, staff, and faculty.





Specialties:Student Engagement, Career Counseling, Event Management, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking, Non-Profit Management, Human Resources Management

University of New Hampshire

Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Young Alumni Programs

**Brought alumni career programming to the university to provide resources to UNH community as well as serve as an additional way to collect data from alumni
**Led Student Giving Program, Increased senior gift participation by 683% over previous year
**Managed projects within Annual Giving to completion for direct mail, email and magazine ads
**Student Programming
**Senior week Celebration, served over 1,100 seniors at final send off
**Development of Student Advancement Ambassador Team; increased membership by 50% over during 2012-2013 academic year
**Plan and execute networking opportunities for students, young alumni and general alumni
**Establish young alumni reunions during homecoming
**Develop webinars for students, young alumni and general alumni
**Collaborate with various departments on campus to enrich established programs and events

Career medium 05
Career medium 02

UNH Seacoast Alumni Chapter

President/Vice President

* Represent the alumni chapter as the official spokesperson.
* Serve as an ex-officio member of all chapter committees.
* Preside at all area chapter and officer meetings.
* Assume responsibility for the scheduling success (and follow-up) of each activity or project the chapter undertakes.
* Approve agenda for each meeting.
* Visible at chapter functions or appoint a board/steering committee member to attend.
* Work to increase membership and participation.
* Serve as the chapter liaison to the UNH Alumni Association staff.


University of New Hampshire

Employer Relations & Recruiting Coordinator

*Lead and manage team of 5 colleagues for execution of Pathways Mentoring Program
*Expanded Pathways Mentor Program from 40 pairs to over 80 pairs while maintaining previous year's budget
*Recruit Alumni to mentor current students as well as partake in career programming and alumni functions
*Increased scope and outreach of the Diversity Network Program by including the use of technology and resources in order to increase the number of students engaged in the program; Secured corporate sponsorship for Diversity Networking Program which allowed expansion to traditionally underrepresented populations
*Develop and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff to aid in the recruitment process for all five colleges and schools, with an added focus on working directly with traditionally underrepresented populations
*Increase presence of local, national and global organizations within the UNH community to by engaging them with student groups and classes as well as partnering with professors for research and consulting opportunities
*Planned and executed largest career fair at the university to date bringing in over 130 organizations to campus as well as a profit $10,000 more than traditionally obtained by the department
*Partner with various business associations and university departments to promote student recruitment services of the university as well as save on travel budget
*Counsel students and alumni individually as well as in group setting on career and internship opportunities
*Created and managed quarterly Alumni Career Newsletter as well as initiated the Career Center's online presence through social networking sites
Implemented standards for tracking program events and outcomes as well as data base of self-created "employer 411's"

Career medium 01
Career medium 03

Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa

Human Resources Manager

Provide HR functions including, recruiting, hiring, termination, benefits administration, training support, performance management, safety, payroll administration, Federal and State compliance, and policy development and documentation for 200 400 staff members
Lead Hotel through successful Department of Labor Audit; teamed with Accounting Department to create spread sheet formula to prevent future audits
Planned and executed functions for hotel staff
Adapted and presented orientation for hourly staff through executive management for all new hires


Dolphin Striker

Wait staff

Server, Hostess & Bartender

Career medium 01

Executive Relocation

Client Services Speacialist

Developed and maintained working relationships with vendors throughout the United States in the following fields: Real Estate Brokers, Corporate Housing Coordinators, Storage & Van line Contractors, Appraisers & Mortgage Lenders


Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Assistant to Director of Client Services

Assisted Client Service Manager with all new client initiations exceeding productivity goals by 10%. Prepared detailed analysis for all appraisals, broker market analysis, home inspections, & corporate living facilities for 130+ files.
Assistant to Director of Patient Services
Planned Parenthood; organize and maintain training records for staff at 3 sites, distribute and maintain current Business Associate Agreements with all outside connections for PPLM, track responsibilities of team members regarding projects, created HIPPA posting to involve and notify staff of HIPPA issues
Maintained and organized Midlevel Clinician files for Medilert and BCBS.

Career medium 05

McIntosh College

Certificate, Massage Therapy

University of New Hampshire

BA, Sociology

Bishop Guertin

High School Diploma