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Full-Time Nanny/Family Assistant: $130K+ and Benefits

Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family living in Lincoln Park of Chicago with 8 months, 7, 9 and 10 year old children is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, organized, meticulous and detail oriented Full-Time Nanny/Family Assistant to manage a busy family and household. The schedule is 40-50 hours per week on five days. Though the family has established routines, some flexibility is required (including some occasional weekend work). Nanny will always receive two consecutive days off per week and monthly schedules will be made known as far in advance as possible. Nanny is required to travel internationally and domestically approximately 3-4+ weeks per year. Older children are enrolled in private school, which is walking distance from the family’s residence. Family has staff vehicle, so safe vehicle for transportation is not required. Nanny/Family Assistant must be collaborative to work with domestic staff and directly with Principals on a daily basis (stay-at-home mom), discreet, proactive, resourceful, organized, detail oriented, hard working, service focused, kind, professional, ability to multi-task and wear many hats, respectful and capable of maintaining discretion. Candidates must have previous experience in similar position(s) that include nanny experience along with highly detailed and extensive family assistant responsibilities. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.   

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Infant experience and knowledge about routines, sleep training, reading and language development 

• Experienced with play-based learning and creating educational activities (e.g., planned engaging activities at home, developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts, themed weeks, scheduled outings, etc.)

• Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary and capable of teaching children manners and etiquette, but also capable of being laid back and fun) 

• Support teaching and reinforcement of manners and other social skills

• Assist with homework, school projects, studying for tests, etc. and keep parents informed of progress and needs

• Transport children to and from school, activities, camps, etc.

• Fresh and healthy meal preparation for children (willing to introduce and encourage them to try new foods) 

• Pack children’s healthy lunches and bags for the following day (e.g., ensure all school work is completed, pack gear for sports and/or activities, etc.) 

• Event planning for children’s themed birthday parties and other events (e.g., Plan, organize and oversee execution day of event) 

• Maintain comprehensive household manuals setting priorities for tasks on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis

• Maintain file systems including those for household operations, warranty manuals, household equipment, invitations, etc. 

• Maintain contacts lists that include family members, vendors, contacts, businesses, etc.

• Responsible for running errands (e.g., shopping for home supplies, returns and other requested items)

• Responsible for handling things around the home (e.g., receiving deliveries, service providers, contractors, answering phone calls, sending emails, etc.)

• Responsible for organizational projects (e.g., children’s bedrooms, playroom, closets, etc.)

• Assist domestic staff with projects when necessary (e.g., creating a collaborative/team environment)

• Ensure pantry, refrigerator and wine cellar are properly stocked in accordance with the Principals’ and children’s travel and entertaining schedules

• Maintain vehicles, take for service appointments and keep accurate records of services completed

• Provide hospitality and attend to guest and family’s needs when visiting 

• Manage household and children’s calendars and schedules (registering for activities/music/camps/etc., planning play dates/outings with friends, etc.)  

• Manage household petty cash (including proper documentation) and submission of house credit card purchases/receipts

• Assist with travel arrangements and ensuring all logistics are planned in advance 

• Packing children for trips/travel 

• Schedule meetings with Principal(s) as needed to discuss their schedule, children’s schedule, travel plans, upcoming events, special projects, etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Capable of building good rapport with children in this age range 

• Ability to travel internationally and domestically 

• Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused

• Observant to the needs and preferences of family 

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Professional presentation of self and great personality 

• Ability to develop and maintain solid working relationships with service providers, contractors and vendors

• Ability to easily take direction 

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently with Principals and household staff

• Strong technology skills and experienced working with Macintosh and PC 

• Seeking longevity/long term commitment (e.g., at least 2-5+ years)

• Positive attitude and ability to handle residences and staff with ease and calm demeanor

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Development is most ideal, but bachelor’s degree is required 

• 5-10+ years of full-time consistent and recent domestic experience working as a nanny/house manager 

• 3-4 references from professional positions

• Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks and drug tests 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification

• Vaccinations (TDap, MMR, Flu Shot)

COMPENSATION:

• $130K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience)

• $150 per overnight gross

• Health insurance stipend or coverage

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required)

 

Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number), letter(s) of recommendation and professional photo if you meet all of the requirements. Submit through our website at www.strollersandstilettos.com/job-opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Position: Full-Time Nanny/Family Assistant: $130K+ and Benefits

Location: Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL

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