Diversity and Workplace Environment
Respect, one of JVS’s core values, is the foundation for our organization culture that fosters education, inclusion and diversity which is integral to our mission and success. Jewish Vocational Service is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employees’ differences and similarities, making it an organization strength in meeting our mission statement. JVS recognizes diversity offers a variety of views, approaches, experience and action for use in strategic planning, problem solving and decision making.
The Agency strives to recruit, retain and advance men and women of all backgrounds so that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients and our communities. We are proud that our Agency is made up of staff who bring different perspectives and experiences to the Agency, not just through varied cultural backgrounds but also by having lived and worked in various cities across the country and various countries across the globe.
The Agency’s Diversity and Inclusion Team is an active group of employees from front-line to the leadership team. The Team helps guide and support JVS’ on-going commitment to provide exceptional services to our students, customers and clients we serve through encouraging and providing a diverse and accepting workplace. It is our goal to provide and support a work culture that encourages diversity, facilitates understanding of perceptions, and builds a cohesive work environment.
We are fully committed to providing opportunities for professional employee growth within the Agency through ongoing recruitment strategies, educational opportunities, skill identification and enhancement, opportunities for promotional advancement, skill utilization regarding program and service development and ongoing evaluation of services and policies.
JVS is an employment at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, JVS prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.
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