Job Posting - Executive Director - Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc.

Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc. (WCRI), located in Waterloo, Ontario, is hiring the position of Executive Director. Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis. Questions should be directed to Magnus Mee, HR Committee Chair, at hrcom@wcri.coop.
 
Waterloo Co-operative Residence has provided co-operative student housing and programming for post-secondary students attending University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario for over fifty years.

Active Member Representative Election Results

After providing member cooperatives a two week extension to submit their annual dues in order to vote in the Annual General Meeting, ballots have been counted and results are in! We are please to announce that the new Active Member Representative, serving from March 2016 to March 2017, will be Carina Mata, from ICC Austin!

It was a very close election (7x6x4x2), which reflects that commitment and enthusiasm that all of the candidates displayed. Thank you all for participating, and congratulations Carina!

NASCO Board nominations deadline extended

We've extended the deadline to nominate candidates for NASCO's board of directors, to correspond with an extension in the deadline for submitting dues payments. The new election timeline is:

November 13, 2015: Nominations due
November 18, 2015: Ballots sent
January 31, 2016: Ballots due
February 3, 2016: Results announced
You can continue to submit nominations to us until midnight, CST, on Friday, November 13.

Professional Positions at Berkeley Student Cooperative

One of NASCO's members, the Berkeley Student Cooperative, is currently accepting applicants for two professional jobs, their Member Resources Supervisor position and their Rochdale & Fenwick Apartment Manager position.

Low Income Scholarship Fund deadline extended!

We have extended the deadline to apply for Low Income Scholarship Funding to attend NASCO Institute 2015! If you missed the deadline, it is not too late to apply. We will accept applications until October 16, 2015, and notify people by October 20, 2015. (People who applied by October 05 will still be notified by October 09 in order to get the early registration rate). NASCO's scholarships are able to support registration and travel costs for folks who are low-income, rural, from marginalized groups, youth, and others who face financial barriers to attendance.

Registration for NASCO Institute 2015 Now Open!

Over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan from October 30th through November 1st, 2015 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. Since 1977, NASCO's Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff and managers of group-equity cooperatives.

Co-op Month Photo Contest

Since 1930, cooperatives across the United States have joined together in October to celebrate our collective history and shared impact as a movement. Various co-ops recognize this holiday in different ways: some organize educational events, others throw parties, even more use this as an opportunity for community outreach, the Cooperative Development Foundation holds a 5 kilometer race through Washington DC, and we’re holding a Co-op Photo Contest!

Co-op Expansion: Student Cooperative Organization

Front of two story red house with white trimIn May 2015, the Student Cooperative Organization and NASCO Properties purchased a new co-op house in Athens Ohio.  The Student Cooperative Organization was established 25 years ago to serve students at Ohio University, and has operated an 8 bedroom coop in Athens since that time.  

Program Announced: Staff & Managers Pre-Conference

We're pleased to announce that the program for the 2015 Staff & Managers Pre-Conference has been finalized! This all-day program, held on Friday October 30th, serves as a networking and learning forum for co-op staff, managers, and administrators from across Canada and the United States. The Staff and Managers Pre-Conference supplements NASCO Institute programming offered on Saturday and Sunday and allows more space for participants to connect with one another and dig deeper into specific issues.