This model for differentiating academic MSO level positions for selection is all inclusive, meaning that each level builds upon the previous level and reflects increased complexity and a broader organizational view. The threshold level represents minimum competency levels required for MSO I positions.
- Seeks to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
- Accepts responsibility for addressing challenges and changes.
- Conducts business and relationships with honesty and professional ethics.
- Empowers others to achieve goals by providing support.
- Understands informal structure, climate and culture; recognizes what is and is not possible at certain times and in certain positions.
- Is able to multi-task assignments, projects, and tasks.
- Is willing to do the work, seeks to improve and exceed expectations.
- Calculates the impact of one's own actions or words.
- Explains the reasoning behind proposed decisions and/or recommendations to ensure understanding and gain support.
Contains the threshold level plus:
- Is oriented toward achieving results in a timely way; conveys a sense of urgency and a bias for appropriate action.
- Gains support through understanding and knowledge of the business of the organization and its decision-making processes (both formally and informally).
- Anticipates risks and manages them in a knowledgeable, self-confident manner.
- Takes steps to influence others, with each step adapted to specific audience or planned to have specific effect.
- Models integrity in treatment of people, communication and decision making.
- Persists in finding solutions to difficult problems.
- Persists in finding resources to achieve goals.
- Recognizes opportunities and potential obstacles, and takes appropriate action.
- Prioritizes needs by first analyzing and prioritizing desired outcomes.
- Focuses on key priorities when faced with limited time and/or resources.
- Creates practices that encourage and reward achievement.
Contains the operational and threshold levels plus:
- Has the courage to forward a position even when it's unpopular or controversial and regardless of audience.
- Identifies a strategic view for accomplishing work.
- Brings people together in common purpose.
- Marshals resources in support of achieving goals.
- Works to minimize organizational barriers to achieving goals.
- Champions new initiatives within and beyond scope of own area organizational boundaries.