News and Updates

April 19, 2017

Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) in Davis, CA is hiring for two full-time staff positions working with cooperative housing communities on the UC Davis campus. Responsibilities for both positoins include standard property management tasks such as collecting rent, move-out walkthroughs, and signing leases with residents. These property management positions are open until filled and they are looking for folks who can start ASAP. To appy to either position, email aresume and cover letter to the SCHA Hiring Committee at scha.davis@gmail.com with the position title you are applying to in the subject.

April 19, 2017

Last weekend, 68 cooperators from along the West Coast convened in Davis, CA for WestCo. This year’s conference was organized by members of the Solar Community Housing Association. NASCO staff presented trainings on anti-oppression, The Fair Housing Act and facilitation in co-ops.

Some other popular workshops from the weekend included workshops about collective visioning and the future of coops, self-care for activists, and a hands on planting workshop at J Street Co-op. Other weekend highlights included a POC Caucus, a tour of The Sustainable Living and Learning Community at UC Davis, a garden party at the Domes, DIY screenprinting, and numerous home-cooked potluck meals. Challenging questions were discussed, new connections were fostered, and some good jams were enjoyed by all!

April 19, 2017
The NASCO board came together to meet over the weekend of March 31, 2017 to April 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sixteen cooperators from across the US and Canada and three staff members came together to train and orient new and returning board members and to report to one another.
 
The NASCO board approved the seating of the new NASCO board and NASCO Properties board, continued a discussion of the roles of committees and NASCO’s work, and updated board officer roles. This meeting also approved the theme for NASCO Institute 2017– stay tuned for updates!
April 6, 2017
Photo of Staff & Managers Conference 2016 attendees

We're pleased to announce that registration is open for this year's Staff & Managers Conference, which will be held in Montréal, Québec on Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th. 

March 16, 2017
The NASCO Properties board came together to meet last month in Athens Ohio, where our members in the two Student Cooperative Organization houses are located.  Fifteen cooperators representing eleven organizations came together to share insights and troubles from their cooperatives, and to visit the members of The Vine and Firehouse in Athens.
 
This meeting approved the creation of several internships serving cooperatives, continued a discussion of the role co-ops can play in fighting gentrification, and updated board officer roles to make leadership more accessible to co-op members.  This meeting also approved the 2017-2018 budget for NASCO Properties, which plans to bring more co-ops into NASCO Properties and crosses the million dollar mark for the first time in the history of NASCO Properties.
March 14, 2017
WCRI
Waterloo Cooperative Residences Inc (WCRI), Canada’s largest student housing co-op is looking for a new Community Engagement Coordinator! They are looking for someone who loves working with students and building community while being part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team.
 
To apply, review the job description and email your cover letter and résumé to hiring@wcri.coop! Position open until filled.
March 7, 2017

NASCO is hiring a Director of Operations. Full job posting, description, and application can be found here

Applications are due by March 19, 2017. 

March 1, 2017

The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) is hiring a Financial Assistant, based in Oberlin, OH. The Financial Assistant’s (FA) primary responsibility will be to perform specific duties as directed by the Financial Manager (FM). These duties will include general bookkeeping, Quickbooks processing, and Accounts Receivables and Payables. This position is 24 hours per week, $28 per hour.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to osca@oberlin.edu no later than March 10th, 2017. For more information, see the full job posting here.

February 1, 2017
We are officially accepting host proposals for NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network, summer 2017!
 
NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network is designed to provide a direct service by finding skilled students and young cooperators to help fill organizational needs. By hosting interns, organizations can gain assistance with specific projects of importance to their operations while building the future of the cooperative and community development movements.
 
Whatever the size or type of your organization, we encourage you to take part in this opportunity to expand your support team. Eligible host sites may be co-ops, organizations that support co-ops, or New/Solidarity Economy organizations.
 
Applications from host organizations are due by Sunday, February 26th.
 
January 10, 2017
We are excited to announce our newly elected directors to the NASCO Board!
 
Alex Green
Former member of Inter Cooperative Council, Ann Arbor, MI
New York, New York
 
Topaz Hooper
Current member of St. Peace House and former member of the Boulder Housing Coalition
St. Petersburg, FL
 
Tristan Laing
Member of Campus Co-operative Residences and Ontario Student Co-op Association
Toronto, ON
 
Lana Wong
Former member of Waterloo Cooperative Residence Inc
Toronto, ON
 
This year, all four of the seats are for three-year terms and will serve until Spring 2020. There were five highly qualified candidates for four seats. We look forward to continuing our work with each of these dedicated cooperative individuals!