Explore the Southern Difference

It’s more than a job.

Southern supports and encourages team members as they build successful careers. Ample room for growth combined with robust in-house training programs create a variety of opportunities for advancement. We strive to be attentive to the needs of our team members and provide the resources you need to further your career.

A Pleasant Surprise

Many team members join the Southern family because of the stability created by the combination of our unique history, excellent benefits and willingness to grow our employees from the ground up. What they find is a lifelong career with a company that truly cares about our team members and the communities we serve.

Education with a Purpose

Develop your soft skills and strengthen your technical skills to become an expert in your current role — or prepare for a new one. At Southern, you have access to our internal training via Southern Management University and the Maintenance Training Academy. These one-of-a-kind programs offer structured training for nearly every career path.

Support You Can Count On

Coaching and mentoring are key components of Southern’s culture, which provide near constant opportunities for advancement. Whether you’re taking on a new task, a new role or a new challenge, there is always someone to guide you along the way.

Taking a job as a leasing professional could be a gateway to a career in commercial property management. Or a job as a grounds person could lead to a career in hospitality. With so many business segments under one umbrella, there is an endless number of career paths.


Maintenance Training Academy

The Maintenance Training Academy teaches team members the skills required to succeed in their role as a service technician or move along their desired career paths. We’ve got everything you need to succeed today and in the future.


Southern Management University

The Southern Management University, or SMU, curriculum equips team members with the materials and training needed to become the best in their field. Whether you’re a leasing professional who welcomes residents home, a retention coordinator who guarantees they never want to leave or a bookkeeper who makes sure the bills are paid, SMU has you covered. By designing and implementing tools that encourage our team’s success, we all win.

Work with Southern

Build a sustainable career.