Sam J. Locke

Sam J. Locke, Human Resources Project Coordinator for the School of Engineering Dean's Office, is described by colleagues as a wonderful ray of sunshine, who is very diligent about their job. Sam is particularly skilled in providing extremely helpful feedback during the new hire interview process. Sam sees that everything is done in an equitable and timely manner, and genuinely cares for all!

Sam J. Locke

Job Title:
Human Resources Project Coordinator

Department, Lab, or Center:
SoE Dean’s Office

How long have you worked at MIT:
5 years, 4 months!

Describe your role and responsibilities at MIT:
Consider me the proverbial “Human Resources Swiss Army Knife” – if there is a project to coordinate [you’d think, given the title], an appointment to review and vet out, a search that requires additional HR frontloading, R&R – you name it, and I am most likely involved!

What is your favorite part of your job:
The appointment requests we receive are a unique puzzle to solve, in terms of compliance, benefit to MIT, and so on. Search support allows me the opportunity to take the burden off of search managers and get to know people’s passions, interest in roles, and establish connections. I get to be a thought partner on myriad projects, ideas, process improvement implementations – and more! I truly love all the things I get to do – as long as I’m being helpful; I’m happy.

Do you have any hobbies or interests:
I write a lot – daily; when possible! Urban fantasy, horror, science fiction, poetry, and more. I am also a photographer whose favorite subject is people – after all, faces tell some of the best stories.



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