News and Updates

July 20, 2016
Group photo of NASCO board and staff members

The NASCO Family boards took a major step toward renewing a strategic vision at our planning retreat the weekend of June 17-19, 2016. The three boards met to affirm their united intentions for the NASCO Family. NASCO aims to grow and serve more co-ops through increased member engagement. We will more proactively pursue cooperative development opportunities in partnership with historically marginalized communities, continue to develop more robust cooperative leadership and social/economic justice education opportunities, and reassume a prominent position among cooperative social justice organizations. NASCO also resolves to be a focal point for pro-cooperative advocacy.

The retreat brought members of all three NASCO Family boards, our advisory committee, and our staff together from across North America to a beautiful, wooded Michigan campus for a three-day planning session, meetings, and training led by the phenomenal facilitators Kristin Schwab and Jean-Jacques Gabriel of Philadelphia. The NASCO Family plans to present a draft strategic plan at our Annual General Meeting in November at NASCO Institute for member comment and feedback.

July 20, 2016

Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc. (WCRI) is hiring a full-time Executive Director. WCRI has provided co‐operative student housing and programming for postsecondary students attending University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario for over fifty years. They are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to fulfill this role and further enhance their non‐profit co‐operative.

Job posting is linked here. Please apply with cover letter and resume to: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

June 24, 2016

NASCO member co-op ICC (in Ann Arbor, MI) is hiring a new Housing Coordinator. You can view their posting here

And, one of our Associate Members, Circle Pines Center (in Delton, MI) is hiring a Kitchen Manager. You can view their posting here

May 19, 2016
The Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) in Davis, California is hiring a full-time Member Services Coordinator and a part-time Co-op Housing Assistant. The SCHA is a non-profit that has provided affordable, sustainable, and cooperative housing in Davis, California since 1979. SCHA is governed by its resident members (~100) and is comprised of three cooperative houses (Sunwise, J Street, and the Cornucopia Corner Co-op) along with two student cohousing communities on the UC Davis campus (the Baggins End Domes and Tri Co-op Houses). Over the last five years, SCHA has experienced rapid growth and expansion and is currently working on integrating a set of social justice goals to ensure its communities are more inclusive, equitable, and just. Applications are due May 19, 2016. For more information view the postings (above) and the SCHA's website.


May 19, 2016
The Students' Cooperative Association (SCA) in Eugene, Oregon is hiring a Business Manager. The SCA is a 501c7 nonprofit housing cooperative that provides affordable student housing to its membership. Members collectively make all decisions for the organization, including hiring and oversight of the Business Manager. Applications are due May 31, 2016. For more information, see this posting and the SCA's website.
April 4, 2016

The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) in Oberlin, OH, is currently hiring for two staff positions. They are seeking a Business Coordinator (June 2016-June 2017, 35 hours/week) and a Financial Manager Intern (June 2016-December 2016, 32 hours/week), both with potential for longer term employment. Applications are due March 23, 2016. 

March 23, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that our 2015 Annual Report has been sent to print and will soon be mailed out. We’re excited to share this report with you.

March 15, 2016

The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) in Oberlin, OH, is currently hiring a Financial Manager Intern (June 2016-December 2016, 32 hours/week), with potential for longer term employment. Applications are due April 11, 2016.

March 9, 2016

NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network is officially accepting applications for summer interns, due by Wednesday, March 23rd! NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network connects talented cooperators and cooperative organizations. Since the 1980s, this program has provided meaningful cooperative employment to subsequent generations of talented leaders. Visit this page for more information, and apply today! If you have any questions, contact Morgan Crawford at

March 9, 2016

Registration is now open for NASCO's annual Staff & Managers Conference, which will take place in Boulder, Colorado on April 27-28, 2016. A full event program and registration details may be accessed here.

This conference is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and managers of campus-based housing cooperatives. The conference serves as a collective learning forum that strives to empower campus co-op managers from across Canada and the United States. Conference participants share ideas through workshops, discussions, and informal networking. Please direct questions to: