We're looking for a cooperative artist!

This year we are searching for a cooperative artist to create the art for NASCO Institute 2017. This year's theme will focus on grassroots democracy. The chosen artist's art will be featured on posters, shirts, the program, banner and more. We’re expecting the artist we choose to work through concepts and designs with the NASCO team and deliver on a specific timeline.

Free Livestream of Solidarity Economy Organizing in a Moment of Resistance

Join the New Economy Coalition next Wednesday, May 17th for a livestream of an exciting panel co-hosted by In These Times exploring the movement to build a "new" or "solidarity" economy in the current moment of resistance and struggle.
 
Popular struggles-- ranging from earliest modern labor movements in Britain and the US, to the global Black Liberation movement, to Energiewende and other climate justice campaigns in Europe-- have all demonstrated that to be successful “resista

Announcing NASCO's new Director of Operations

On April 30th, Rek Kwawer will step down as NASCO's Director of Operations. Rek started at NASCO in 2014 and has enjoyed getting to work with such a variety of co-ops and co-op members. She is stepping down for personal health reasons and hopes to be working with the co-op movement again soon. Rek plans to remain involved in NASCO by presenting workshops at NASCO Institute.
 
We have been proud of the progress that Rek has driven with her time on staff.

Hiring Announcement: Two Property Management Coordinator Positions at Solar Community Housing Association

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.

WestCo 2017 Weekend Wrap-Up

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.

Update from the Spring NASCO Board Meeting

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!

Hiring Announcement: Community Engagement Coordinator, Waterloo Cooperative Residences Inc

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.

NASCO is hiring a Director of Operations

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

Applications are due by March 19, 2017.