Job Opportunities for Clients
Our Clients—Columbia Industries operates with courage, integrity and character to support persons with disabilities and life barriers.
A client is a person with “unique abilities” learning valuable work skills.
Columbia Industries receives referrals from the Division of Development Disabilities (DDD) for our on-site client positions. Clients at Columbia Industries receive training in various industry sectors. Examples of training includes small assembly/production work, janitorial and grounds maintenance, and retail sales/stocking. Client applications are available at our Administration office for temporary, short-term positions that may come about due to a special project. An applicant pool is kept for people not eligible for DDD services.
Off-Site, Positions in the Community
The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) refers individuals for our job placement and community based assessment services. For information regarding DVR services please click on the DVR link above.
DVR wishes to thank Columbia Industries for their high quality and innovative services. We value their partnership as we continue to work together to help people with disabilities enrich their lives through employment. You can find more about DVR at www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr.
Teachers wanting to refer students for program services, please click here for the SPI Referral Form.
Job Opportunities for Staff
Secure Document Destruction Representative (Yakima, WA)
This position is located in Yakima, WA and will be responsible for driving the CI Shred Truck as a Secure Document Destruction Representative as well as building business contacts and relations in the Yakima WA area. Under the direction of the Shred Manager, this motivated and outgoing individual will facilitate service of our current shred accounts and is instrumental in obtaining new accounts and providing outstanding customer service in the Yakima, WA and surrounding areas. Responsible for vehicle & equipment maintenance, maintaining positive relationships with current customers, bringing in new accounts, and servicing document destruction routes as established.
CI Information Management Outside Sales Representative (Yakima)
Columbia Industries is seeking an outgoing, driven, successful, outcomes oriented Outside Sales Representative for our fast-growing Information Management Business. Under the direction of the Shred Division Manager in Tri-Cities, WA. Shred and Information Management is currently looking for an Outside Sales Representative in the Yakima, WA area to focus on new business-to-business account development for our Shred and Information Management Business. If you live in the Yakima area and are enthusiastic about Outside Sales and building business opportunities in the Yakima, Wenatchee and Lower Valley areas, you may be the person we are looking for! The ideal candidate will enjoy prospecting, cold calling, (telephone and in person), setting appointments with prospects, presenting programs, RFP’s, and delivering sales quotes.
Columbia Industries, a hybrid social entrepreneurial organization, seeks a Controller in our Accounting Department. This individual will work closely with the CFO in providing oversight & direction in investments, budgeting, audit, tax, purchasing, real estate, long-range forecasting and insurance activities of the Agency. Works with CFO in supervising and directing Accounting Department staff. Assists CFO with analyzing studies of general economic, business & financial conditions & their impact on the Agency’s operations. Analyzes, consolidates & directs all cost accounting procedures with other statistical and routine reports.
Fundraising Specialist (Part-time)
We are seeking a friendly, positive, professional, outgoing individual who can execute a fundraising strategy that will positively impact the mission and vision of CI. Under the direction of the CI Administrative Officer and Marketing Manager, this highly energetic individual will oversee fundraising programs for Columbia Industries. The Fundraising Specialist is responsible for researching prospective donors, creating and maintaining donor database, attending community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations and sponsorships.