Non-Discrimination and Inclusion Policy

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

American Aquifers is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

American Aquifers is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all  feel respected and valued.

 

We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring, and we strive to listen to all views and give them value.

 

We’re committed to modeling diversity, inclusion, and equity and maintaining fair and equal treatment for all.

 

American Aquifers commits to:

 

  • See diversity, inclusion, and equity in connection with our vision and mission for the benefit of those we serve

  • Recognize and address inequities in our policies, programs, and services

  • Update and document progress on our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices

  • Investigate underlying assumptions that interfere with our diversity policy

  • Advocate for systemic inequities that impact our work at the board level and address it according to this policy and in accordance with our mission

  • Challenge commonly accepted notions about what constitutes strong leadership within our organization

  • Be transparent about diversity in all our interactions

  • Dedicate our time and resources to expanding greater diversity within all positions

  • Lead with respect and tolerance and encourage all employees and volunteers to express this in their work within our organization

 

American Aquifers will abide by the following  to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our work:

  • We will create new learning opportunities and formal, transparent policies as we strive for cultural competency throughout our organization.

  • We will strive to conduct or identify research related to equity so that we can make progress in the area of diversity, inclusion, and equity and we will share our findings publicly on our website.

  • We will take action to improve diversity, inclusion, and equity in our board and leadership positions.

  • We will identify resources for our underrepresented constituents by networking with other organizations that are also committed to efforts for diversity, inclusion, and equity.

  • We will develop internal resources that demonstrate our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity and present them to our community.

  • We will develop a system to create awareness and address biases during our recruiting, hiring, and evaluating processes.

  • We will train our personnel to be responsible for orienting, onboarding, and training our staff and volunteers on equitable practices.