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Full-Time Nanny/House Manager: $70-90K and Benefits

Lakeview • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family with main residence in Lakeview of Chicago and another residence in Michigan with 11 year old boy and 9 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 residences. The schedule is on Monday – Friday at 10:00am – 7:00pm. Nanny is required to work 5-10 earlier days per month at 7:00am. During summer months and school breaks (e.g., seasonal breaks, holidays, closings for inclement weather, etc.), schedule will shift to approximately 8:00am to 6:00pm. Nanny is required to work occasional later evenings on Thursdays. Nanny is required to travel to residence in Michigan to assist with house management responsibilities up to two weeks per year (day trips as needed when family has spent time at residence or is preparing for guests and/or holidays). Flexibility is required for the position. Children are enrolled in private school, which is a short driving distance from the family’s residence. Children are enrolled in full days camps during summer months which are at approximately 9:00/10:00am to 3:00/4:00pm. Safe vehicle for transportation is required for position. Cleaning service works one day every other week. Nanny must be comfortable with dogs (they will likely have dog in the near future). Nanny/House Manager must be collaborative to work directly with principals, warm, nurturing, calm confidence and demeanor, 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 highly detailed house management and family assistant responsibilities. Family is open to local candidates in Chicago. 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, 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 

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

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

• Fresh and healthy meal planning and preparation for family 

• 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 and family linens (sheets and towels)

• Inventory checklists for household items, food, children’s essentials, principals’ essentials, 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.

• House management responsibilities of two 6,000 square foot residences 

• Scheduling and overseeing vendors and contractors (e.g., winterizing irrigation system for winter, seasonal landscaping displays, landscaping and irrigation at Michigan residence, etc.)

• Running errands (e.g., shopping for home supplies, returns, purchasing school supplies for beginning of school year and needed throughout the year, purchasing gifts for birthday parties children are attending, and other requested items)

• Handling things around the homes (e.g., receiving deliveries, service providers, contractors, sending emails, going through mail and sorting bills and junk, etc.)

• Organizational projects (e.g., children’s bedrooms, playrooms (toys, crafts, etc.), closets, rotating clothes seasonally, getting rid of outgrown toys, taking things for donation, etc.)

• 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 and principals, 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 and unpacking children for trips/travel 

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

• Schedule meetings with principals 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 (intellectual and curiosity about world to engage children) 

• Ability to travel domestically to assist with residence in Michigan 

• 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 effectively with principals (extension of parents and consistent childcare philosophies)

• 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 (e.g., swimming, riding bicycle, etc.)

• 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 

• Experienced working with tweens and teenagers 

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

• 2-3+ references from domestic positions

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

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification

• Comfortable with dog 

COMPENSATION:

• $70-90K gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) 

• $300 per month gross health insurance stipend 

• $25 per hour net for hours worked over 50 hours per week 

• $100 per overnight net while working overnights at residences

• Gas/Mileage reimbursement 

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation: One week overlapping when family is traveling

• Seven government holidays paid (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas) 

• 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: $70-90K and Benefits

Location: Lakeview • Chicago, IL

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