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Full-Time Nanny with Heavy International and Domestic Travel: $80K+, Benefits, Living Provided

Gold Coast • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family living between various international and domestic residences with 2 year old child is seeking a professional, experienced and educated Full-Time Nanny. The position requires extreme flexibility with scheduling and Nanny should expect to work at least five to six days per week (including weekdays and weekends), which vary based on family’s schedule. Candidates are required to have many years of full-time nanny experience (ideal candidate has experience working in High Net Worth formal residence), experienced working collaboratively with domestic staff, passion for education and child development, active and enjoy being outdoors (e.g., swimming, skiing, hiking, etc.), extreme interest in heavy travel, 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. Family has many international and domestic residences (e.g., Europe, Chicago, Aspen, etc.). Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Experienced working with similar aged children (newborns, toddlers, preschool, etc.)

• Experienced working with at least two+ children in a nanny position (family will likely have additional children in the future)

• Newborn experience and knowledgeable about routines, sleep training, reading and communicating to baby as often as possible, etc.

• Willing to transport child to and from scheduled activities, play dates, outings, etc.

• Experienced with meal planning and preparing fresh and healthy meals for child that introduces them to new foods and pureed baby food for future infant(s) when age appropriate

• Willing to pack healthy lunches and prepare school bags for the next day (when age appropriate)

• 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.)

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

• 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

• Responsible for domestic duties relating to children (e.g., stocking diapers/wipes/etc., washing bottles, washing dishes after meals, children’s laundry, tidying playroom and bedrooms, etc.)

• Responsible for organizational projects relating to children (e.g., changing clothing seasonally, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, taking toys and clothing to donation, etc.)

• Responsible for packing children for trips, researching/planning activities at destination and ensuring appropriate gear is available at hotel or residence

• Diligent team player and experienced working collaboratively with other domestic staff and Principals that are around often

• Excellent communication skills

• Flexible schedule

• Professional

• Active

• Engaging

• Creative

• Energetic

• Positive

• Nurturing

• Calm demeanor

• Organized and detail-oriented

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done

• Ability to multi-task

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 easily take direction

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

• Strong technology skills and experienced working with Macintosh and PC

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

• Active and fit (swimming, snow skiing, hiking, 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

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent nanny experience (minimal families in long term positions required)

• 3-4 references from professional positions

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 2-5+ year commitment)

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• CPR certification

• Vaccinations (e.g., TDap, MMR, Flu shot)

COMPENSATION:

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

• Living provided

• Health insurance

• 401K plan

• Paid vacation days

• 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 with Heavy International and Domestic Travel: $80K+, Benefits, Living Provided

Location: Gold Coast • Chicago, IL

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