Giraffes at the Safari Park

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance recognizes and embraces the value of diversity in our ever-evolving society. We value diversity with respect to ethnicity, age, culture, gender, personal values and beliefs, physical and mental abilities, religion, and sexual orientation. We remain committed to celebrating the diversity of our team members, partners, and guests, and we will continue to strengthen practices supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Vision Statement:

We will be an employer of choice where we celebrate our team members, their diversity, and our exceptional community partnerships. Together we roar with pride!

Mission Statement:

In principle and in practice, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will commit time and resources to increasing the diversity of our workforce, audience, and vendors. To serve our team member and volunteer population, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will manage a robust diversity program, celebrate successes in our organization, and continue to strengthen standards that will support and promote diversity and inclusion.

Our Desired Outcomes:

  • Create and sustain an inclusive culture
  • Build a diverse workforce
  • Strengthen supplier relationships through diversity
  • Integrate Diversity & Inclusion into our business
  • Retain and develop top diverse talent
  • Build strong community relationships, and continue to enhance our reputation.

Team Member Resource Communities

The Team Member Resource Communities are intended to build a more inclusive environment and a better sense of community for our team members from all areas of the organization. They will also allow us to celebrate our diversity, bring attention to what makes us all so unique, and dive into how we can all work together to make one another and SDZWA thrive.

Request for Accommodation for Applicants

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in the hiring process.

California Fair Pay Act

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION: The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.