Employee Resource Groups

Connecting our people through common interests.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led, self-directed voluntary groups that offer opportunities to network internally, attract a diverse employee base, provide the inclusion of ideas and solutions, and create opportunities for mentoring and career development. Each ERG has an advisor from our senior management team and co-leads who are responsible for the strategic guidance, communications and activities of the group. JAX provides each ERG with $2,500 annually to support activities.

ERGs are open to all employees on a voluntary basis and employees do NOT have to be a member of the specific identity group in order to be active with the ERG (for example, non-binary men and women can be involved with Women In Science and Engineering (WISE).)

Employees who join ERGs can:

  • Help JAX by increasing awareness and knowledge around specific identities or topics in the workplace
  • Identify opportunities for us to become more inclusive.
  • Identify best practices throughout the organization and get those communicated as broadly as possible for others to continue using.
  • Provide greater opportunities to connect with senior management.
  • Form greater camaraderie amongst employees at all levels of the organization.

JAX ERGs include:

  • BELIEVE (Black Employees Leading in Education Vision and Excellence): Build a community within JAX that promotes inclusion, diversity, and excellence.
  • DCI (Disability & Chronic Illness): Support group dedicated to the awareness and inclusion of those with disabilities, chronic illness, their caregivers, and allies.
  • Desi: Foster awareness and celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of the Indian subcontinent by providing learning opportunities and community-building events for JAX employees.
  • JAX Parents: Serve and support employees who strive to balance work life and parenting.
  • JAX Pride: Community for LGBTQ+employees and allies
  • Todos Nosotros: Welcome to all interested in Latinx culture and heritage, regardless of ethnic or gender affiliation.    
  • Veterans ERG: The mission of the JAX Veterans Employee Resource Group (Veterans ERG) is to embrace our proud community of employee veterans who support and encourage each other through shared experiences, veteran recruitment, career development, outward engagement, professional growth and retention.
  • WiSE: Women in Science and Education