Current Openings


First Alternative seeks a self-motivated, solution-oriented individual who has familiarity with POS systems to join our Admin team. This position is responsible for maintaining overall pricing integrity at both of our store locations. The ideal candidate must be proficient with computer systems, especially Microsoft Office Suite with MS Excel at an advanced level.

Job duties will include: entering all new products and attribute information into the POS system in a timely manner; maintaining accurate and up to date prices for all products and promotions and signage at all store locations; generating shelf tags for new products, price changes and sale prices; ensuring weekly sales tags are generated and sent to appropriate systems and managers; updating Point of Sale documents and process manuals and other tasks as assigned.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must as this position will be required to coordinate with management and staff from all departments to meet goals and project deadlines.

Pay starts at $13.27/hr or depending on experience.

This position will start as a temporary full-time 40 hrs/wk position and  will move to a permanent 20 hrs/wk in late March/early April. Hours may include some morning, evening, and weekend hours. Shifts for this position will be primarily at our South store location with some shifts scheduled at the North store periodically.

Posting closes Sunday, Jan. 15th @ 10pm


The South Store Grocery Department is looking for a dependable and motivated individual with a positive attitude to lead the grocery team.  The ideal candidate will have previous grocery management experience, strong communication skills and an excellent proven ability for problem solving and  delegation. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop, train and lead their team to achieve established department goals. A background in natural foods is preferred.                                                                           

The Grocery Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of the South Store Grocery Department. This key position supervises all grocery and bulk staff, which includes scheduling, completing evaluations and performance management. The grocery manager ensures selection and purchasing of products that meet financial objectives for sales, margin, and turns and are within the Co-op’s Product Selection Guidelines.  The Grocery Manager is a key member of the department where cooperation is required to maintain staff morale, efficiency, creative merchandising of quality products, and excellent customer service. 

Pay:  $17.59 or depending on experience

This will be a 40hrs a week position, which may include weekends, early mornings and evenings.                                                                                                                              

POSTING CLOSES Tuesday, Jan. 24th @10pm

Those selected for interviews will be contacted by the end of January




Download Application Form

Applications are available at the Customer Service desk at either store location, or on our website at: under the Employment heading.  Cover Letters and Resumes are also acceptable.

To apply, please send your resume to or fill out an application in person at either store location.

Open availability and a flexible schedule are a vital part of being an employee at First Alternative Co-op.

First Alternative Co-op’s staff working 28 hours or more have access to a full range of benefits (NOTE: some benefits are available only after completing an introductory period): Paid Time-Off; Benefit dollars contributed to medical/dental insurance, based on hours worked; 15% discount on all purchases.

North store:
2855 NW Grant Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

South store:
1007 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333


Thanks for your consideration in joining our Co-op family!

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