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Full-Time House Manager: $100K+ and Benefits

Hobe Sound, FL Full Time

Family with main residence in Hobe Sound, Florida is seeking a professional, experienced, and detail oriented full-time house manager. The schedule requires extreme flexibility and heavier hours when principals are in residence. House Manager is to function in a manner that protects the family’s investment in this property; ensures that the residence, yard and all systems are properly maintained in excellent working condition; and provide outstanding personal service to the family when they are on premises. Candidates should be experienced and comfortable working collaboratively in fully staffed semi-formal residence. Ideal candidate has bachelor’s degree, 5-7+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience as a full-time house manager, understands the importance of maintaining discretion and confidentiality, discreet and calm demeanor, assertive, self starter, proactive, organized and detail oriented, service focused, kind, respectful, seeking longevity and has a highly flexible schedule. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations (as long as individual has strong connections to Florida and plans to stay long term). Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Greeting family and guests (serving as an all-around gatekeeper to the residence)

• Provide hospitality and attend to family and guests

• Proactively prepare residence prior to principals’ arrival (e.g., clean, tidy, move-in ready) and procure all requested amenities prior to visit (e.g., newspapers, flowers, food and beverages, etc.)

• Provide personal assistance to principals (e.g., arrange transportation to/from airport, shopping and personal errands, concierge services, etc.)

• Manage domestic employees and ensure all tasks, workload and quality of work is monitored (e.g., housekeeper, property manager, etc.) 

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

• Managing all aspects of 20,000 square foot residence, guest house and outdoor pool 

• Review, negotiate, and approve invoices for utilities and services provided by vendors on location (invoices are forwarded to family office for approval and payment)

• Work with family office to prepare, monitor and manage household budget

• Maintain records for local petty cash 

• Maintain complete and accurate financial records and records of contractor services performed 

• Create and maintain household reference manual 

• Oversee and manage various contractors to ensure the property is neatly and properly maintained (e.g., landscape contractors, pool maintenance, irrigation systems, systems maintenance, security systems, pest control, window cleaners, etc.) 

• Test appliances and home systems (verify security and integrity of property) including Smart Home technologies

• Seasonal opening/closing (e.g., arrange for storage of outdoor furniture at the end of season, oversee home systems adjustments for seasonal utilization, prepare all aspects of household and property for family utilization, etc.) 

• Assisting with event production for social and religious gatherings, philanthropic events, political fundraisers and additional private events (e.g., planning and preparation, scheduling caterer and servers, knowledge of silver service, ensuring flawless execution day of event, etc.)

• Knowledge of treatment and proper handling of antiques, fine art and furniture (including detailed and specific cleaning)

• Managing household inventory and procuring supplies (e.g., cleaning supplies, toiletries, beverages, food staples, etc.)

• Wardrobe management (packing and unpacking principals for travel)

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• 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 easily take direction 

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with principals, family office and domestic staff

• Strong technology skills and experienced working with Macintosh and PC 

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

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree is required 

• 5-7+ years of consistent and recent full-time house manager experience (minimal consistent families)

• 3-4 references from domestic positions

• Seeking longevity (e.g., at least 3-5+ years commitment)

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

COMPENSATION:

• $100K+ gross salary (based on experience and qualifications) 

• Health insurance policy for family (including dental and vision) 

• 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 feel that 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 House Manager: $100K+ and Benefits

Location: Hobe Sound, FL

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