A mobile home park manager has a wide variety of duties related to the park, its residents, and potential residents. They regularly meet with residents to receive their rent payment and often go to residents' homes to collect (or follow up on) late payments. Mobile home park managers often show available units to those interested in moving to the community; the units they show are sometimes model homes, and they are sometimes actual homes that are currently available. While they often have an on-site office, a mobile home park manager regularly works in the park, dealing with resident issues, addressing disputes that arise between residents, and investigating reported problems within the community. These problems can be wide-ranging, from trees falling down to snow removal to inspecting units for safety. The manager may perform repairs or maintenance duties themselves, assign them to a staff member, or contract them out as necessary.
These managers also regularly interact with maintenance workers, utility companies, and other businesses necessary for the park's operation and any needed repairs. A shifting schedule is often required of these managers, based on specific needs at the park and any emergency situations that must be immediately addressed. Mobile home park managers who live on-site (which is common) are generally on-call 24 hours a day.
Educational requirements vary by employer. Previous experience in a related position is typically required; often, these managers are former park maintenance workers who have been promoted. Repair skills are often needed in this position, as well as excellent communication skills.