Leadership

Leading the Way

Proven leaders create cultures that help students thrive.

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These positions include but are not limited to:

How Highline Leads

Lead Yourself

Self and Others

  • Self-awareness, reflection and accountability
  • Actively seeks out feedback from others
  • Interrogates internal biases 
  • Holds self-accountable to outcomes

Strategic Skills 

  • Ability to learn and Flexibility
  • Learns on the fly
  • Willingly accepts and implements/adapts feedback
  • Seeks other perspectives
  • Ability to formulate a strategic plan and bring new ideas/initiatives to fruition
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands
  • Priority setting 
  • Time management
  • Proactively seeks clarity
  • Evidence of resilience and grit

Courage 

  • Leadership, drive, and purpose 
  • Demonstrates personal integrity 
  • Results-Driven and achieves outcomes
  • Exhibit leadership stature
  • Lead by example and through ongoing work

Lead Others

Self and Others

  • Ability to build relationships, effective work groups and influence
  • Actively seeks to connect with and understand others 
  • Ability to direct others, assess talent, motivate and share feedback in group settings
  • Value of diversity in identity, ideas, experiences and working styles
  • Able to have critical and crucial conversations to share and elicit feedback

Strategic Skills 

  • Managing change and ambiguity, distributive leadership
  • Articulates rationale for change
  • Able to adjust ongoing plans and work amidst new developments
  • Able to trust instinct

Organizational Skills 

  • Communication skills 
  • Listening to others and making others feel heard
  • Demonstrates strong presentation and writing skills

Operating Skills 

  • Ability to develop others
  • Sets clear benchmarks and opportunities to discuss, adjust, and evaluate throughout project timelines

Lead Organizations

Self and Others

Management skills

  • Proactively and independently managing and measuring work

Vision management and change implementation

  • Ability track progress toward vision/outcomes and share progress in meaningful ways

Leading inclusive and diverse teams

  • Ability to work across lines of difference including race, ethnicity, and language groups

Strategic Skills 

Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision making

  • Ability to strategically and systematically confront problems

Organizational Skills 

Influence, organizational navigation and stewardship

  • Ability to build and leverage informal networks within the organization to achieve integral outcomes

Courage 

Risk taking and innovation

  • Ability to operate beyond tradition in ways that align to organizational mission and outcomes

Lead Teaching & Learning

Self and Others

  • Build authentic and meaningful student relationships
  • Manage culture and behavior in alignment to vision
  • Continuous sharing and implementation of feedback
  • Leading impactful instruction that values diversity and equity
  • Leverages student voice and responses to drive instruction

Courage 

  • Maintain high rigor
  • Ability to amplify rather than simplify

Strategic Skills 

  • Develop and continually use data to improve teaching and learning
  • Connects various points of data in meaningful ways to inform decisions

Operating Skills 

  • Articulate, sequence, and prioritize curriculum goals
  • Demonstrates strong, logical, progressive, and aligned lesson plans and objectives
  • Influence others to outcomes
  • Ability to invest others in shared vision 

Core Competencies

Self & Others

Self & Others is the demonstrated awareness and ongoing critical reflection of self and self-with-others with a clear orientation to the value of diversity and work for others. 

Courage

Courage is the ability to enact values, take risks, and challenge tradition to fulfill mission and vision for integral outcomes. 

Strategic Skills

Strategic Skills include the ability to engage and drive learning and development, as well as operate with determination. 

Operating Skills

Operating Skills include demonstrated skills and orientations with an orientation to the development of others and the achievement of results and outcomes. 

Organizational Skills

Organizational Skills include sets of demonstrated skills aligned to communication and navigating organizational constructs. 

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