EdSource Staff Values
At EdSource, we value the following 10 behaviors. The more these sound like you, the more likely you are to thrive at EdSource.
Interest in Mission
You have a deep understanding of what the organization stands for, its niche. You care about EdSource’s success and vitality, and your work reflects it.
Your quest for excellence is self-motivated and a matter of personal pride. You understand that EdSource’s credibility is based upon consistently high quality across all dimensions of our program, and that’s what you deliver.
You are very effective at multi-tasking, and at getting work done well and on time. When you need more information to do your best work, you ask for it. You take initiative to suggest additional ways you can contribute, more you can do.
You are effective at communicating in writing, in meetings, and one to one. You practice “seek first to understand, before seeking to be understood.” You are honest and straightforward, but respectful and open minded. You "communicate and problem solve" with management and with colleagues.
You follow through on commitments. Colleagues perceive they can depend upon you. You have integrity and authenticity in your interactions with colleagues internally and externally.
You are inquisitive. You continually deepen your content knowledge and build your skills. You learn fast. You generate ideas and solutions as well as build off those of others. You make subtle connections that others might miss.
You grasp and consider the implications, context, and ramification of choices and behavior. You know when to check in with management. You keep agency confidences. Your interactions and actions always reflect well upon the agency.
You seek to understand the larger context underlying agency decisions. You ask critical, insightful questions that advance our thinking. You look ahead. You back up recommendations or explore ideas with research, facts, and smart rationale.
You understand that project development at EdSource is iterative and dynamic. You can change directions rapidly when appropriate. You are ego-less when it comes to developing the best ideas and interacting with others. You have the interpersonal skills and awareness needed to work well both vertically and horizontally with colleagues. Whether in a lead or support role, you care most about the quality of the work and contribute to it in as many ways as you can.
You pitch in to help when it is needed, whether the task is mundane or high profile. You find ways to make a positive contribution to agency esprit de corps. You acknowledge the good work or generosity of others. You help celebrate individual and agency accomplishments.