We are Hiring

Communications/Outreach Director & Live Local INW Campaign Coordinator/Technical Assistance Provider

SIMBA is looking for one full or two part time staff people based in Spokane County to help conduct a business organizing drive for our Live Local INW campaign (see: www.livelocalinw.com). The ideal candidate will assist our values-aligned local business and consumer communities in understanding ways they can participate in our organization’s systems-based strategies to achieve our mission. The campaign coordinator will help launch a “Live Local Dollars” pilot to help train local businesses on how to benefit from this high value customer discovery platform that also saves businesses money on digital transaction fees. As an outreach director, this position will manage our membership programs and external communications activities.


Complete our online applicant survey here and email your resume, cover letter, and three references to Mariah McKay, Director of Dynamism, at mariah@spokaneindependent.org, with the subject heading “SIMBA Communications and Outreach Hiring Inquiry.”

We will consider applications and schedule interviews on a rolling basis as they arrive. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

SIMBA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly encouraged to apply. SIMBA will provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request.

For full job description view details here.

Our Members are Hiring

SNAP Financial Access & The Women’s Business Center
RFP for Classroom Instructor & Individual Consultation

SNAP Financial Access (Access), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNAP, and the Women’s Business Center, INW, are seeking to provide classroom instruction and individual consultation to current and/or potential small business owners on the subjects of small business development.

The Women’s Business Center (WBC, INW), located in the East Central Community Center at 500 S. Stone St, Spokane, WA aims to provide our clients with the cutting-edge knowledge to assure their success in starting and/or expanding their businesses.

Our targeted population includes low-income women, minority-owned businesses. The goals of the WBC, INW include:

  • Creating business starts and creating jobs.
  • Providing knowledge to accessing business loan capital.

WBC, INW is seeking proposals from qualified experts to provide classroom instruction and individual consultation to current and potential small business owners in the following subjects during the period of January 1 to September 29, 2022.

The complete RFP is here.

Submit a proposal by January 10th, 2022, to Hansen@snapwa.org or mail to:

Attn: Nicolle Hansen
500 S. Stone Spokane, WA 99202

Contact person:
Nicolle Hansen, WBC
509-456-SNAP x4119

Meeting House – Barista:

Job Summary
If you have a passion for coffee, customer service and you’re looking for a great way to advance your career, consider joining us at Meeting House Cafe. We’re looking for an engaging, courteous barista who is passionate about food & beverage preparation and the customer experience. Do you enjoy welcoming customers, preparing beautiful, unique beverages and delivering exceptional customer service? If so, we’d like to meet you. As a barista at Meeting House, you’ll be joining a rapidly growing company set to ramp up even more, as we open cafes in multiple locations, in the near future. The sky’s the limit in terms of opportunity ahead.

As a barista with Meeting House Cafe, you will be responsible for maintaining a clean and well stocked workplace and dining area, updating displays, and continuously expanding your knowledge of food and beverage quality controls, preparation methods, and presentation. Above all, you will be committed to providing customers with exceptional service through positive, friendly and knowledgeable communication. A successful candidate will have experience working in a coffee shop (preferred), and be available to work during early morning hours, including on holidays and on weekends. Your customer-focused approach will increase profitability, boost customer and community engagement and ensure the cafe remains a favorite local spot.

‘ Ensuring our customers have the very best dining experience
‘ Welcoming guests, providing information about daily specials, give suggestions, answers questions, take orders and accept payments
‘ Prepare food, grinds and blends coffee beans, brews coffee and tea and serves guests
‘ Educate customers about the different kinds of brewing methods
‘ Cleans and restocks work and dining areas, empties the trash and sanitizes all equipment and utensils
‘ To learn about presentation techniques that improve quality and the customer experience
‘ Updates signage and displays, as needed
‘ Keeps inventory updated and replenishes display cases
‘ Brings positivity and good energy to the team
‘ Maintains vigilant attention to detail with regard to all food and safety requirements and quality controls

‘ High School Diploma or equivalent
‘ Experience with food and beverage preparation or customer service preferred
‘ A teachable outlook and willingness to continue learning the nuances of craft coffee, food preparation and presentation while providing exceptional customer service
‘ Highly advanced listening and communication skills
‘ The ability to walk, bend and stand for extended periods of time
‘ Prior knowledge of POS systems and bar equipment and a willingness to learn
‘ Ability to communicate detailed information accurately and process very detailed information
‘ Availability to work during peak cafe hours (early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends)
‘ Polite and engaging, always respectful
‘ Commitment to customer satisfaction
‘ Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
‘ A passion for specialty coffee
‘ Highly collegial and team-oriented
‘ Food worker certification

‘ This position is part-time, hourly
‘ 13.69/hr plus tips

COVID-19 precautions
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Meeting House – Cafe Supervisor:

Job Summary

If you have a passion for coffee and customer service and are looking for a great way to advance your career, consider joining us at Meeting House Cafe. As Cafe Supervisor, you’ll be joining a rapidly growing company set to ramp up store openings in multiple locations in the near future. The sky’s the limit in terms of opportunity ahead. This supervisory role offers almost unlimited opportunity for advancement into upper level management responsibilities requiring the regional oversight of multiple cafe locations. In addition to growing locally, we are growing nationally with many new Meeting House Cafes planned for Portland, Idaho and Montana – to start. 😉

Our Cafe Supervisor will be responsible for scheduling shifts, staffing and organization. You will oversee baristas and wait staff and closely monitor daily expenses, revenues and supplies (like coffee, milk and snacks). To be successful in this role you will have experience working in a coffee shop in various roles, preferably, and be available to work during opening hours, including on holidays and weekends. Your role will ultimately help Meeting House to increase profitability, boost customer and community engagement and ensure the cafe remains a favorite local gathering spot.


‘ Ensure the best experience for our customers
‘ Manage day-to-day operations
‘ Hire, onboard, train new staff and baristas
‘ Train employees on drink preparation, recipes and proper use of coffee equipment
‘ Coordinate with vendors and order supplies, as needed (examples: take out cups, coffee, milk and other ingredients) to maintain inventory levels
‘ Demonstrate excellent customer service with a positive demeanor when dealing with cafe patrons, fielding all complaints promptly, answering questions, and making meal suggestions when asked
‘ Assist with cleaning the cafe and dining area, picking up trash, clearing and washing plates and dishes, and wiping down tables, when needed.
‘ Adhere to food handler safety standards at all times, making sure all food is free of contaminants or pathogens and ensuring that all industry and COVID guidelines are followed to the letter
‘ Maintain updated records of daily, weekly and monthly revenue and expenses
‘ Add new menu items based on seasonality and customer preferences/trends
‘ Advise staff re: best practices to resolve conflict and deliver excellent service to our guests
‘ Ensure all areas remain clean and tidy
‘ Nurture friendly relationships; to increase customer loyalty and trust with each of our guests, as well as the greater Spokane community

Pay and Benefits

$14.00 – $17.00 per hour


‘ Experience in management or supervisory role at a cafe or similar food service establishment
‘ Hands-on experience with professional coffee machines
‘ Good math skills
‘ Availability during early morning hours (opening hours) including weekends and on holidays
‘ Excellent communication with the ability to manage and motivate a team
‘ Food handlers license or certification that is valid in Washington State
‘ Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal with a variety of patrons
‘ Knowledge of kitchen sanitation, cleaning, and maintenance preferred
‘ High school degree or GRE
‘ Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time
‘ Additional certification (e.g. Business Administration or Hospitality) a plus!

COVID-19 precautions
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Linc Foods – Distribution and Warehouse Operations Team Member

We are seeking people passionate about local food and regional agriculture, who are excited to contribute to a fast-paced, evolving company. We are searching for workers who will take leadership over their responsibilities, and bring focus, consistency, and excellent customer service to their work. Our ideal candidates will embrace a team-focused culture, open communication, and a problem-solving mentality that strives for continued growth and performance improvement.

More details here: http://www.lincfoods.com/join-our-team

Global Neighborhood Thrift – Salvage Supervisor

As a social enterprise business, we believe that working at Global Neighborhood is about more than just collecting a paycheck. We are a mission driven 501c3 that offers pathways to employment for our neighbors who came as refugees. We create opportunities for growth and an environment where our employees can thrive. We are striving each day to become an anti-racist organization. For 10 years, we have created employment and training opportunities for former refugees, providing work for people from 30 different countries. Now, we are working to expand our impact by scaling our business. We are looking for someone with vintage clothing and retail experience, who has a passion for our mission, to join our team.

More details about the position: https://gnthrift.com/employment/

The Community Building – Maintenance, Janitor, and Community Relations Partner

The Community Building’s mission is to host, inspire, and make social change in Spokane by building community among the tenants and partners.  The Community Relations and Maintenance Partner works with our team to maintain the buildings and be a welcoming and helpful presence to tenants and visitors to our block. Come and join our team!

Learn more at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HDwcnqF0ioPZCecWH3WMbnN3eQs1nIBM/view?usp=sharing

The Gilded Lily – Apprentice Florist

Toi stands with Live Local poster and SIMBA Founder Mariah McKay

Toi Mulligan, North Monroe community leader and longtime businesswoman at The Gilded Lily Florist, is looking for an enterprising understudy who is interested in working with her to learn the ropes of the business with an eye towards purchasing the operation some day.

Toi would like to work with someone who is reliable and dependable with an eye for  floral design for 3-6 months with a base wage of $13.50/hour and some flexibility in hours worked week to week.

In its highest grossing year The Gilded Lily did $200K in business and Toi would be willing to consider selling her well respected shop for somewhere between $25-30K to the right person.

Call Toi at 509-326-4511 for more information.