ICC Austin is hiring a Financial Administrator. View their listing. Deadline is August 22, 2014.
In July, NASCO staff continued to busily prepare for NASCO Institute; visited members in Massachusetts, Texas, and California; began planning member visits for the fall; presented at the Association of Cooperative Educators Institute; worked with groups preparing project submissions for NASCO Properties’ open Request for Proposals; trained Rek Kwawer, NASCO’s new Director of Operations; and attended a celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives at the United Nations.
The NASCO board is preparing for its September meeting and the November Annual General Meeting.
The USA Cooperative Youth Council (USACYC), has been working towards a more youthful and youth filled cooperative movement for the past few years, having been formally founded at the NCBA conference in 2012 as part of the International Year of the Co-op. Since then many conference calls, e-mails, and in person meetings at other coop/new economy conferences, have taken place. So this July it was a huge success to see a cohort of 26 youth and young adults brought together in Austin at the ACE Institute.
NASCO has four full-time staff positions – Director of Development, Director of Education, Director of Operations, and Director of Properties. These four positions work together to ensure that NASCO can provide services and programs for its members. NASCO is a family of organizations with three boards and half a dozen committees, dozens of member cooperatives who we visit, an annual training Institute, a development consulting program, and a network of cooperative properties.
Each of the staff positions is tasked with working on different parts of NASCO’s programs and operations. As a collective, the four positions also work together on the overall operations of the organization, and collaborate on particular projects. The staff hold weekly meetings to discuss issues that concern multiple program areas and to make decisions about things that fall into more than one person’s job.
With the support of NASCO board member Jennifer Scott, we made a significant dent this month in our long-term project to digitize our historical archives. While we still have boxes of documents left to scan, we’d like to share some of our progress. We’ve uncovered a lot of old NASCO publications, many of them published and laid out by hand, files on our members dating back several decades, conference materials, and other resources. We’ve included several of these finds in our Shared Resource Library for your curiosity and enjoyment.