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Here at NCAR and UCAR, we believe that creating a diverse, inclusive, equitable and welcoming environment is critical to the fulfillment of our mission. We are dedicated to ensuring that our workplace is a vibrant, creative, and supportive environment that embraces and values everyone’s many identities and viewpoints as essential to our collective success. 

If you join us, you will find that creating an ethical and welcoming workplace is both part of your job description and a core competency in your annual performance evaluation, as it is for every one of our employees. 

Our institutional commitment

We firmly believe that creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is the responsibility of everyone. Our DEI strategic planning is led by UCAR’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) in deep collaboration with all labs, programs, centers and offices. In 2019, UCAR published our first DEI Strategic Plan.

ODEI supports all aspects of UCAR’s DEI work, from developing good practices and reviewing policies and procedures to championing equitable and just ways of doing science research. In addition, the team supports UCAR’s Employee Resource Groups, offers in-depth training in DEI and social justice topics, and provides all UCAR’s employees with resources, interpersonal skill-building, coaching, and conflict management. 

If you have questions about UCAR’s commitment to DEI, about our strategic plan, or about what it’s like to work at UCAR or live in Boulder County and Colorado as a person of color, a member of the queer community, someone with a disability, or any other identity or intersection of identities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.