Job Opportunities for Clients
Our Clients—Columbia Industries is committed to supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges, in order to help them achieve personal success and community engagement.
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.
Approximately July 1, 2020
Under the direction of the CIES Community Employment Manager, develops worksites, pursues job leads with employers, and provides training and job coaching to persons with disabilities. Works with the Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities Administration. Maintains ongoing documentation to include program notes, data and report writing. Creates and maintains schedules and coordinates meetings with clients, employers, funding sources and families.
Needs to communicate effectively, utilize interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work as team members with staff. It is imperative that good relations and a positive image be portrayed to the business community. Must be aware of the client’s needs and capabilities, be alert to their aspirations and be willing to help plan accordingly in strengthening these capabilities. Must be self-motivated, take initiative and be an effective team members. Must be able to break down a job into teachable work tasks. Must have the ability to research subjects, jobs, employers, etc. Ability to build professional relationships with employers and funding sources.
High School Diploma or GED required. BA or BS preferred. Three years of work experience working within the field of developmental disabilities (residential, educational, and/or vocational) required. Must be willing to be flexible with occasional odd work hours. Must be proficient in basic computer use and Word; familiar with Excel and /Android/iPad/smart phone operations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and hold a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (but could vary)
$15.00 - $18.00. Benefited position.
Submit cover letter, application and resume to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336 attention Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer. (Application can be obtained from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com.) CLOSING DATE: Open until filled Job # 1488 EEO/AA Employer. Veterans encouraged to apply.
As soon as possible
Columbia Industries is seeking a friendly, outgoing, professional, community connected individual who can execute a fundraising strategy that will positively impact the mission and vision of CI.
The Community Relations Specialist is responsible for researching prospective donors, managing our donor database and fundraising software, overseeing donations and donor communication, forming and working with our Special Events Committee, attending community events and meetings to promote organizational goals and solicit donations and sponsorships. This individual will be the lead on planning and executing our annual fundraising event(s), experience with events is a plus. Must be able to manage the fundraising budget, track expenses and report on financial outcomes.
This position will also help propel CI’s business lines forward by overseeing marketing initiatives and budgets for these departments. Experience with marketing campaign planning is preferred. Must be a team player who can collaborate with department managers on marketing initiatives. This individual may also provide support to the Human Resources department and Marketing Manager when needed.
Minimum of an AA, BA preferred in public relations, fundraising, marketing, sales or communications. Experience in related fields required. The ideal candidate for this role is detail oriented, collaborative, computer/social media savvy and comfortable networking and being out in the community. Experience stewarding individual donors and experience and ease with face to face solicitations is preferred. Strong analytical and data skills, strong verbal/written communication skills, Microsoft Office and graphic design skills preferred. This position reports to the Chief Administrative and Human Resource Officer and the Marketing Manager.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., other hours as needed.
DOQ $45,000 - $53,000
Submit resume, application and cover letter to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA, 99336. Or on our website at www.columbiaindustries.com for an application and submission to email@example.com . AA/EEO Employer. Job #1485, Veterans encouraged to apply.
Open until filled. EEO/AA Employer #1443.
Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer
As soon as possible
Columbia Industries, a hybrid social entrepreneurial organization, seeks a Accountant 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. 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.
BA/BS in Accounting/Finance required. CPA preferred. Experience in non for-profit setting desirable but not required. Must have excellent computer and oral and written communication skills. Prior Quick Books experience preferable, along with excellent Excel skills. Requires a high degree of responsibility. Must pass criminal background check, and drug screening. This position reports to the CFO. This position has potential growth opportunities for CFO succession plan in the future.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, other hours as needed.
DOQ $50.000 - $60.000
Submit resume, application and cover letter to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA, 99336. Or on our website at www.columbiaindustries.com for an application and submission to firstname.lastname@example.org . AA/EEO Employer. Job #1485
Open until filled.
Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer
As soon as possible
Columbia Industries seeks an Assistant to provide administrative and operations support to the Director of Operations and Business Development. Supports operation divisions, utilizing knowledge of office equipment and Microsoft Office applications. Provides excellent customer service, project management, database management, some bookkeeping, creating reports, maintains positive relationships, composes routine correspondence, proofreading, scheduling, coordinates with vendors. This position will also support the CEO with administrative duties as needed.
High School graduate/GED required. Two years related experience desired. Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines a must. Must pass criminal background check and drug screen. problem solving, and communication skills also essential. Needs to use independent judgment and act appropriately upon a variety of topics, based upon general instruction.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$14.00 - $18.00 per hour based on qualifications and credentials. Benefited position.
Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be downloaded from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com
Attention: CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources, email@example.com AA/EEO Employer. Job# 1486
As soon as possible
Provides outstanding customer service to all customer accounts. Develops new business opportunities wherever possible. Maintains current customer accounts and equipment with focus on safety. Drives truck over established routes to deliver full water bottles and picks up empties, completes work orders, makes sales calls to potential new customers and acts as a representing agent of the company.
Education: Applicant needs to have a minimum High School Diploma/GED.
Experience: One year full time employment in a delivery position
Paradise Water is looking for a highly motivated individual who will provide excellent customer service to current accounts and develop new customer opportunities. Needs to have excellent oral communications, people skills and sales ability. Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts (addition, subtraction, etc.) Physical work and driving involved. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. on a consistent basis. Must have a clean driving record, a current Washington State Drivers License, proof of insurance, and be able to get DOT physical card. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
Monday – Friday (5 days a week, 8 hours a day) varies in hours as needed.
$14.00 - $16.00 DOQ and benefits
Internal/External posting. Internal applications available on the p drive and outside CI Administrative Officer/ Director of HR’s door. External applicants may apply at www.columbiaindustries.com. EE0/AA Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans encouraged to apply. #1489.
Open until filled
Marie Lathim, CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources
RoundTable Pizza of Tr-Cities
CI – RT, LLC
This NOT your typical restaurant Area Manager opportunity – it is bigger and better in so many ways! This is an opportunity to join a great community organization, Columbia Industries (CI), as we grow and increase our positive impact on the Tri-Cities region. It is also a chance to really “own” and drive a great family restaurant business, with great support from CI. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy and creative leader with deep multi-unit restaurant management experience, excellent leadership, communication and numbers/analytical abilities and a desire to help grow an already-successful restaurant operation.
We operate four franchised Round Table Pizza restaurants in the Tri-Cities. The stores are growing (up significantly this year) and well positioned for additional growth in the future. If you are ready for the challenge of being responsible for all aspects of a great business and you want to help us grow these locations, add more and increase RoundTable’s contributions to the great work CI is doing, we want to talk with you! Details are as follows:
Oversee all operational aspects of four Round Table Pizza restaurants in Tri-Cities, including staffing and scheduling; training and evaluation of team members; service provision; food preparation and handling; restaurant cleanliness; meeting of health standards and other regulatory requirements; food ordering; store opening and closing; cash management; maintaining operations in accordance with Franchise Agreements and Franchisor Brand Standards; implementing promotions and offers from Franchisor; identifying repair and maintenance needs and utilizing available resources to resolve them; and, analyzing and understanding both operational reports and financial results. Position will lead the process of establishing yearly budgets for each restaurant and the business overall and will be responsible for achieving those budgets. Oversees in-restaurant dining, delivery and carryout operations. Maintains direct relationship with the Franchisor and with CI-RT’s parent.
This position goes beyond the typical responsibilities of a restaurant Area Manager; it is responsible for all general management duties as the business unit manager, which will involve budget creation and strategic planning. The position reports to and works closely with the CEO of the parent company.
Substantial restaurant operating experience, as both restaurant Manager/GM and Area Manager over multiple restaurants is necessary: Minimum 5 years restaurant-level management experience and 5 years multi-unit restaurant responsibility is desired. Experience recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating staff is critical. High school diploma or equivalent required; college or graduate degrees desirable but not required.
Good leadership and communications skills; ability to operate independently and assume responsibility for all aspects of a business. Ability to be flexible and effective in shifting from one type of duty to another; responsive and accessible to all business needs. Ability to understand and analyze both operational reports (food costs, labor hours, sales trends, etc.) and financial information (P&L’s). Bright, motivated and positive. Cares about people and helps develop them. High level of customer service awareness and effectiveness. Responsible with and proactive in fulfilling all duties. Works well with people of all types. A good motivator and cheerleader. An inspiring and motivating leader and an effective 360-degree communicator in person as well as in writing. Good work/life balance and sense of humor are always a plus. Curiosity and practical creativity highly valued.
Compensation will include salary, commensurate with experience, plus bonus. Health benefits provided.
Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be picked up at 900 S Dayton St, Kennewick or downloaded from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled #1480. Veterans encouraged to apply.
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