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Full-Time Nanny/House Manager: $70-80K+ and Benefits

Lakeview • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family living in Lakeview of Chicago with 4 year old boy and 2 year old girl is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, organized, meticulous and detail oriented Full-Time Nanny/House Manager to manage a busy family and household. The schedule is approximately 55-60 hours per week on Monday and Tuesday at 7:00am – 7:30pm, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00am – 6:30pm, Friday at 7:00am – 5:30pm. Nanny is required to work approximately two later evenings per month for date nights. Nanny is required to travel internationally and domestically approximately 2-4+ weeks per year and work overnights when parents are traveling without children approximately 10-15+ nights annually. Flexibility is required for the position. Children are enrolled in private schools (Youngest child attends on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am-11:30am and oldest child attends on Monday – Friday at 8:00am-3:30pm), which are driving distance from the family’s residence. Family has staff vehicle, so safe vehicle for transportation is not required. Nanny/House Manager must be collaborative to work with domestic staff (Full-Time Housekeeper) and directly with Principals on a daily basis, warm, nurturing, discreet, assertive, proactive, resourceful, self starter, 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 house management responsibilities. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• 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

• Provide developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts at home and schedule/plan fun outings and events 

• Willing to assist children with homework and school projects (when age appropriate)

• Assist children with homework, school projects, studying for tests, etc. and keep parents informed of progress and needs (when age appropriate) 

• Transporting children to and from school, activities, play dates, camps, etc.

• Fresh and healthy meal planning and 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.) 

• Children’s laundry (once full-time housekeeper begins position, this will be her responsibility)

• Inventory checklists for household items, food, diapers, etc. and ordering through Amazon, Instacart, etc.

• Event planning for children’s themed birthday parties and other events (e.g., Plan, organize and oversee flawless 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, entertainment logs, etc. 

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

• Responsible for running errands (e.g., shopping for home supplies, returns, purchasing gifts for birthday parties children are attending, 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 (toys, crafts, etc.), closets, rotating clothes seasonally, getting rid of outgrown toys (baby toys), taking things for donation, 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

• Managing family and household schedules and calendars

• Scheduling and maintaining calendars for children, registering for activities/camps/etc., planning play dates/outings with friends, etc. 

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

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

• Packing children for trips/travel 

• Assistance with dog (e.g., letting out daily, feeding, taking to vet and groomer, etc.) 

• 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 similar aged children 

• Ability to travel internationally and domestically whenever necessary 

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

• Attentive to Principals’ preferences and style (intuitive to their needs)

• Observant to the needs of family and home to anticipate their needs 

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to be discreet with respect for employer’s privacy

• Professional presentation of self and great personality 

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

• Ability to work collaboratively with vendors and oversee projects 

• 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 

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent domestic experience working as a nanny/house manager 

• 3-4 references from professional positions

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Lakeview 

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification

• Comfortable with small dog

COMPENSATION:

• $70-80K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) 

• $25 per hour net (cash) for hours worked over 60 hours per week 

• $100 per overnight net (cash)

• Health insurance stipend: $300+ per month 

• Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation

• Seven government holidays paid 

• 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/House Manager: $70-80K+ and Benefits

Location: Lakeview • Chicago, IL

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