AURA, as a leader
in the astronomical community, develops and supports
programs that advance our organizational commitment
to diversity, broadens participation, and encourages
the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical
AURA is committed to the people that support our mission
to advance astronomy and related sciences. We are deeply
invested in developing and improving our policies and practices
to create a welcoming and productive work environment.
AURA believes that a diverse workforce, particularly one that
includes women and individuals from under-represented minority groups,
contributes to excellence both in our organization and in the scientific
community as a whole.
Each AURA center has a Diversity Advocate reporting to the
Director and serving on the Workforce and Diversity Committee.
The Diversity Advocate works with Human Resources as well as outreach
and educational staff to focus on workplace climate, workforce
development, and other activities to broaden participation at AURA
Centers, especially for women and under-represented minorities.