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The Human Approach to Hiring


The Champion Companies is a local Central Ohio company with a passion for our people and giving back to the community. We own and operate 24 apartment communities with nearly 5,000 Class A apartment homes. Our team is setting the standard for apartment living in Central Ohio. When you need an apartment in and around Columbus, we want to be the obvious choice.

Champion was founded in 2010 with an idea: if we find the best people– regardless of their experience– with great integrity, work ethic, and a positive attitude– and we make their personal growth our priority– those people will in turn help build and maintain a great company. 

We call this idea our Human Approach to Hiring.

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A Best Place to Work in Central Ohio for 8 Straight Years! Professional Development Programs
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New Team Member Welcome Kit Professional Development Programs

What to Expect

Considering applying for one of our open positions? Read our helpful application tips to gain a better understanding of what our HR team is looking for when they review resumes.

Champion’s Human Approach to Hiring drives every step of the interview process. We’ve shared our tips for success and outlined what to expect from our interviews.

Beginning a new career can be both exciting and challenging. In this section, we’ve outlined our onboarding process and training procedures to help new team members excel in their roles.


Interview Process

How to ace the interview


Joining the Team

What to expect from Champion

No Industry Experience Required

Roles at Champion

What is a Community Manager?

Our Community Managers have three main responsibilities: Leasing apartments, providing excellent customer service to residents, and administrative duties to keep their real estate asset running smoothly.

As a Community Manager, you’ll work alongside other professionals as a collaborative team all working toward the same goal: to deliver the best living experience ever. We empower and encourage our team members on-site to make high-level decisions on behalf of the community they manage. Community Managers have constant access to regional supervisors, who help them set property goals, resolve larger issues, and provide checks and balances.

Community Managers at Champion work
Tuesday – Saturday
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

These structured hours are in place to ensure our team members have ample time to live life outside of work.

What is a Maintenance Technician?

Our Maintenance Technicians have three main responsibilities: Upkeep of the property grounds, completing work orders in a timely manner, and turning apartments to ensure they’re ready for the next resident.

As a Maintenance Technician, you’ll work alongside other professionals as a collaborative team all working toward the same goal: to deliver the best living experience ever. Our Maintenance Technicians are Champion’s front line of customer service. You’ll work each day to create a sense of community through ensuring resident satisfaction and the smooth and efficient operations of the property at which you work. Day-to-day experiences vary and there’s always a new and interesting experience to be part of.

Maintenance Technicians at Champion work
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM  Emergency on-call is required approximately 4 weeks per year

These structured hours are in place to ensure our team members have ample time to live life outside of work.


Taking Care of Your Whole Person

Our goal is that once you’re hired, we’re going to take care of your Whole Person. With important benefits like company-paid healthcare, ample paid time off, and resources for health and wellness, growing your family, mental health and professional development– we know you’re way more than your daily job, and we want to support that so you can enjoy a long, fulfilling career with us.


  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Company-paid health insurance after 90 days including Vision & Dental
  • Short & long-term disability
  • 401(k) retirement savings with company match
  • Health savings account contributions
  • Structured hours with two consecutive days off per week

Wellness Programs

  • Employee Assistance Program with access to free counseling, life advising, financial and legal services
  • Frequent opportunities to give back and volunteer
  • Twice yearly professional development check-ins
  • Books clubs, activities, and a library of other educational resources around diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and personal and professional development

Awards & Recognition

Our commitment to our culture and our community has been recognized for many years running in such programs as the Best Places to Work Awards, the Corporate Citizenship Awards, and the ORA Power Rankings, which ranks the top property management companies for their positive reputation with residents.


Ready to Join Our Team?

If this journey sounds like one you’d like to be a part of, we encourage you to apply.

We look forward to meeting you!

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