Please carefully read the tips below on how to apply for employment at First Alternative Co-op. Resumes and/or cover letters submitted without a required Skills Attachment and General Application will not be considered.
Some of our skills attachments are fillable PDFs. You will need Adobe Acrobat or PDF program to fill out those digital forms.
After downloading the required materials, enter your data. MAKE SURE TO SAVE the file to before attaching to an email, otherwise it will come to us blank.
Please ensure that you attach the newest document that has your changes, not the original document, as the original will be delivered blank.
EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED PDFS plus any other applicable forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are still having problems, please consider downloading and printing the documents, and completing them by hand (written, not typed). You may submit materials to Customer Service at either store before the closing deadline; they do not need to be submitted electronically.
First Alternative Cooperative’s staff working at least 28 hours/week receive a full range of benefits, including Paid Time Off (PTO); benefit dollars contributed to medical insurance, based on hours worked; profitsharing when available; dental insurance paid at 25%; 15% discount on Co-op purchases. Note: some benefits are available only after completing a 6-month introductory period.
Open availability and a flexible schedule are vital parts of being an employee at First Alternative Cooperative.
Posted 9/6 — closes at 9p on 9/13
First Alternative Co-op seeks an upbeat and quick learning multi-tasker who is able to be highly productive in our fast-paced retail environment. The successful candidate will be capable of taking initiative, making good decisions relating to the situation at hand, and prioritizing his/her work load. S/he will provide excellent attention to detail and is able to finish tasks to completion. Computer skills and organizational skills are musts. Familiarity with natural foods is a plus, but not required.
Grocery Stockers receive orders, stock shelves and displays, and order grocery merchandise, as assigned. Most duties are completed on the sales floor and therefore require excellent customer service skills in sharing product knowledge or giving direction on product location within the store.
Pay begins at $9.50/hour for 35+ hours per week. Hours for this position will include some early mornings, evenings and weekends.
For more information, please see the original Grocery Stocker Job nnouncement and Grocery Stocker Job Description. To apply, please complete the required Fillable Grocery Stocker Attachment and Fillable General Application, and return both to Customer Service at either store location (addresses below) by the deadline. You may submit physical (paper) copies; they do not need to be completed electronically.
Kitchen/Bakery Paid Substitutes
Posted 9/4 — closes at 9p on 9/11
The Co-op Kitchen at First Alternative seeks two reliable Kitchen/Bakery Paid Subs to join our team. Excellent availability and the ability to be highly productive as teammates in our fast-paced commercial kitchen are musts. The preferred candidates will also have previous production kitchen cooking experience, are comfortable with a variety of tasks, and possess positive attitudes. Baking experience is preferred, but not required. We also want candidates who are motivated to get hours.
Kitchen/Bakery Production Worker Paid Subs cook, bake, prep food for the cold case and hot bar, wash dishes, and help with general tasks relating to kitchen production. This is an essential support position in a department with intensive need for quality control and precision. They must be able to follow instruction, be clean and organized, and work well as team players. Ability to adapt in dynamic environments is also desired. Possession of current food handler’s cards is required for these positions.
Paid Subs are individuals who have flexible schedules that would allow for last-minute calls for filling shifts. Paid Subs do not have regular scheduled hours, but fill in for regular staff during vacations, illness and temporarily open shifts.
Pay for this position is $9.25/hr. Must be able to work some early mornings, some evenings and some weekend hours. Open availability and a flexible schedule are vital qualities for working at First Alternative Co-op.
For more information, please see the original Kitchen/Bakery Paid Subs Job Announcement and Paid Sub Job Description. To apply, please complete the required Fillable Kitchen/Bakery Skills Attachment and Fillable General Application, and return both to Customer Service at either store location (addresses below) by the deadline. You may submit physical (paper) copies; they do not need to be completed electronically.
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