Guttman Community College is an urban public institution that offers associate degree programs in an environment that nurtures student success. Community is at the center of our College’s mission, and students are at the center of the College. Guttman fosters an environment of cooperation and collaboration, where students, faculty and staff respect and appreciate each other’s perspectives, commonalities, differences and contributions. Guttman employees are recognized for their incredible work and contributions through various peer recognition and award programs at the college, including the Guttman PROS, Faculty Awards, and President’s Staff Awards. We invite you to explore the many facets of the Model employee for Guttman:
- An individual who is Collaborative: shares resources and knowledge freely, bridges the gaps between groups by working cooperatively across all divisions, and encourages teamwork and collaboration. They seek input and demonstrate gratitude for the support of others.
- An individual who values Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: this person consistently displays a positive and welcoming outlook, treating others with respect and dignity irrespective of rank, roles or responsibilities. They welcome different perspectives and value the unique qualities of all individuals, creating an environment of inclusion.
- An individual who is Innovative: utilizes their insight and expertise, along with available resources, to introduce practices and/or programs. When confronted with an obstacle, they are resourceful and creative in problem-solving and proposing effective solutions.
- An individual who displays Leadership: desires to inspire and empower others through their work and their character. Leads by example, demonstrate transparency and trust, and serves as a catalyst for change.
- An individual who Respects Other Perspectives: considers diverse points of view and remains open to new ideas and suggestions, fostering high standards and growth. They demonstrate respect for multiple perspectives on important issues, engage in active listening and allows the opinions of others to be heard and acknowledged.
- An individual who values Individual Development: demonstrates a passion for lifelong learning and a self-imposed desire to progress towards both personal and professional improvement. They remain open to opportunities for new ideas and constructive feedback that they apply in their day to day work.
- Finally, a Model Guttman employee is an individual who willingly goes Above and Beyond: shows a willingness to go above and beyond the expectation of their role in order to provide exceptional support. This person tackles situations with a positive, displays compassion and empathy while working toward a resolution in an inclusive and congenial manner. They make an impactful difference by giving their all in everything they do and going the extra mile.