The Director of Education (DE) is responsible for coordinating and implementing NASCO’s educational programs. The DE coordinates and develops the annual Cooperative Education & Training Institute and the Staff & Managers Conference. The DE is also responsible for delegating education work and overseeing contracted staff in order to implement NASCO educational programs. The DE is the primary person responsible for the creation of new educational programming for NASCO, including responding to board directives and member requests for new programming. The Director of Education ensures that NASCO's programming and education carry out the values of the organization, and partners with organizations doing anti-oppression and social justice work to enhance NASCO's programming.
In partnership with Board members and Program Directors, the Director of Education acts as a representative and spokesperson for NASCO to other cooperative or community organizations, the public, government agencies, education organizations and foundations on local, national, and international levels. They develop and implement public relations efforts on behalf of NASCO, including creating outreach and education materials.