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

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 9/2 — closes at 9p on 9/6

First Alternative seeks a teammate who can deliver excellent customer service and work well in our fast-paced retail environment. Qualified candidates must possess previous customer service experience. The ability to multitask and provide attention to detail are both musts. The top candidate will also have some scheduling flexibility. Familiarity with the organic and natural foods industry are desired, but not required.

Cashiers are the “face” of the Co-op in their daily interactions with customers and are responsible for creating a positive experience for shoppers while at First Alternative. Therefore, an upbeat attitude and excellent communication skills are musts.

Pay begins at $9.50/hour, for 22-35 hours/week. Scheduled hours for this position are yet to be determined but may include some morning, evening, and weekend hours. Shifts for this position may be at both the South and North store locations.

For more information, please see the original Cashier Job Announcement and Cashier Job Description. To apply, please complete the required Fillable Cashier Skills Attachment and Fillable General Application, and return both to Customer Service at either store location (addresses below) by the deadline.



North store:

2855 NW Grant Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

South store:

1007 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333



(541) 753-8401