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.
Job Opportunities for Staff
If you are interested in joining our staff, please review our current openings below. Please download our employment application here. Email completed applications to email@example.com
Under the direction of the Shred Division Manager processes operational data and provides reports. Performs accounts receivables for business customers; facilitates operation of the CI Information Management (CIIM) shred drop off including receiving, unloading, securing, weighing and destroying customers’ confidential information. Logs all services performed or scheduled. Maintains security of secure destruction facility by not allowing unauthorized access and not allowing removal of customer information from facility before destruction. Responds to calls, email inquiries, data entry, interacting with the public, and service scheduling. Prepares proposals, work orders, invoices, receipts and operates cash register. Supports the Shred Division Manager and Shred Operations Lead in an office setting in a professional manner.
Education: High School graduate/GED.
Experience: Two years full time paid employment in a customer service or admin role.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will represent CIIM and Columbia Industries in a professional manner. Must be team-oriented and motivated. Must be able to work with the public and provide excellent customer service. Must have excellent written and oral communications and great people skills. Computer and Office software skills are required. Previous office experience preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50+ lbs. regularly. Must have a clean driving record, a current Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, varies occasionally if needed.
Full-time benefited position.
Open until filled
Marie Lathim, Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer
As soon as possible
Columbia Industries is a dynamic, transformative and uniquely-structured 501 (c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to support and empower individuals with disabilities and other challenges to help them achieve personal success, including employment and community engagement. We champion the development of essential vocational and life skills, meaningful social involvement, and access to critical resources.
In support of our mission, Columbia Industries is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill the Controller position in our Finance and Accounting department. This position reports to and works closely with the CFO. The required duties are to manage the day-to-day operations of the Accounting and Finance Department. This includes direct oversight of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, General Ledger, month-end close and monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. Some critical functions expected of this position are: Implementation of accounting pronouncements and changes; maintaining and ensuring proper use of chart of accounts; reviewing and approving accounting work and processes such as journal entries, A/R adjustments, financial & regulatory reports; managing accounting staff work assignments and workloads; designing and implementing internal controls; banking and accounting systems management; budget preparation; performing complex accounting estimates and related supporting documentation; assisting with accounting staff duties as needed, monthly financial reporting and periodic regulatory reporting.
We view the Controller as a critical role in the Finance and Accounting department and as a key liaison with other departments and four commercial, for-profit subsidiaries. Consequently, we are seeking an experienced, committed accounting professional who possesses not only top-tier technical accounting skills but also a positive and impactful personality and strong, proven management abilities. A BA in Accounting/Finance or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is required. CPA or equivalent work experience is preferred. Ideally, you will have both for-profit and not-for-profit expertise but both are not required. At least five years of management experience or the talent to have achieved a similar level of expertise. A minimum of five years of related accounting experience. Payroll and accounts payable experience with understanding of payroll laws and requirements, attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines are necessary for this position. As is a compelling personality and an effective leadership style. Must have excellent Excel and QuickBooks experience. Must pass criminal background check and drug screening.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Other hours as needed to meet deadlines.
DOQ. Exempt-Benefited position.
Application can be downloaded from our website, www.columbiaindustries.com. Submit resume, application and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer. AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled. #1515
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