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Two Full-Time Live In/Live Out Nannies with Heavy Travel: $75K+ and Benefits

Streeterville • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family with main residence in Streeterville of Chicago with 1.5 year old boy and 14 year old girl is seeking two educated, experienced, professional, active, and engaging full-time live in/live out nannies. Schedule will be split between two full-time live out nannies to ensure the family has seven day per week coverage (nannies live in and stay overnight with monitor on days scheduled and live out on days they are not working). When working at residence in Chicago, nanny should expect to work on three to four days per week. This schedule will ensure that each nanny works half the time, receives approximately two+ weekends off per month and travel is split annually. Nanny should be comfortable working many days consecutively (e.g., if traveling for one or two weeks at a time, only one nanny will travel with family and the other nanny is off work). The position requires extreme flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., school breaks and holidays, summer, travel, etc.). Approximately 10-15+ weeks of domestic and international travel per year is required. Family has another residence near Milwaukee, Wisconsin where they spend majority of summer months and frequently travel on weekends (approximately 1.5 hour drive from Chicago). Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other family office and domestic employees (private chef/estate manager, housekeeper, nannies, etc.), experienced working with principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important) and comfortable with dog (family has small dog). Family provides vehicle for transporting kids. Older child is enrolled in full day school, which is a short driving distance from the family’s residence. This is a newly created position. Local candidates in Chicago or individuals moving back to Chicago after a few years away is required. Start date is at end of April or beginning of May 2019. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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

• Experienced working with at least two children in a nanny position 

• Toddler experience and knowledgeable about routines, reading and communicating to child as often as possible, etc. 

• Willing to transport children to and from school, scheduled activities, sports, play dates, outings, etc.

• Experienced with meal planning and preparing fresh and healthy meals for children that introduce them to new foods 

• Willing to pack healthy lunches and prepare school bags for the next day 

• 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 children with homework and school projects

• 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 

• Domestic duties relating to children (e.g., washing dishes after meals, tidying playroom and bedroom, assistance with children’s laundry, packing and unpacking children for trips/travel, etc.)

• Organizational projects relating to children (e.g., taking toys and clothing to donation, rotating children’s clothes seasonally, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, etc.)

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

• Diligent team player and willing to work collaboratively with other domestic staff, family office and principals 

• Experienced and willing to be an extension of the parents collaborating and communicating frequently (previous experience working with principals that are around residence is ideal)

• Experienced assisting with dog (e.g., letting out, taking on walk, feeding, dropping at vet or groomer, etc.)

• 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 

• Willing to assist with day-to-day functioning of a busy family and household 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Capable of building good rapport with 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 (e.g., finding and registering children for activities that are age appropriate, planning engaging activities at home, etc.). 

• 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 effectively with family office, domestic staff and principals

• Positive attitude and ability to handle position 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 

• Passionate about education, child development, etc.

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent nanny experience 

• 3-4 references from professional positions

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

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

• Ability to swim

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

• Proof of good credit history will be required (A poor report may result in elimination from consideration for this position) 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification 

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

• Comfortable with small dog 

COMPENSATION:

• $75K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications)

• $300-500 per month gross health insurance stipend 

• 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: Two Full-Time Live In/Live Out Nannies with Heavy Travel: $75K+ and Benefits

Location: Streeterville • Chicago, IL

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