The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), on behalf of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, is welcoming applicants for the Initiative’s Diversity Director position. The new director will join ANCA’s staff at the regional nonprofit’s Saranac Lake office.
The Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) is a volunteer-run collaboration of organizations and individuals who develop and promote strategies to help the Adirondack Park become more welcoming and inclusive to all New Yorkers, including visitors, seasonal residents and permanent residents.
The job announcement comes on the heels of the New York State Budget decision in May that awarded $250,000 for the ADI as part of the $300 million Environmental Protection Fund. The new grant funding is allowing ANCA to hire a director and expand the Initiative’s outreach and programming.
The population in the Adirondacks is predominantly white and older than other regions, a demographic imbalance which poses economic and social challenges for the region. As communities work to attract and retain families and businesses, some have seen a need for strategies that help businesses and organizations become more inclusive of people from all backgrounds.
Read more in the Adirondack Almanack.