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Full-Time Live In Nanny/House Manager: $75K+ and Benefits

Bedford, NY Full Time

Family living in Bedford, New York with 3 and 4 year old girls is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, organized, meticulous and detail oriented full-time live in nanny/house manager to manage a busy family and household. Schedule is on Monday – Friday at 6:00am – 7:00pm. Nanny is responsible for children when they wake up daily. Flexibility is required to work later evenings when parents have work events and are traveling for work. Nanny is required to travel internationally and/or domestically approximately 6-8+ weeks per year and work overnights when parents are traveling without children approximately 4-6+ weeks (1-3 nights at a time) annually. Extreme flexibility is required for the position. House management/family assistant responsibilities will be completed daily when children are in school. Children are enrolled in private schools, which are short 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 (e.g., part-time housekeeper) and directly with principals on a daily basis, warm, nurturing, calm confidence and demeanor, 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 and family assistant responsibilities. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations. Start date is August 26th. 

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, etc. and keep parents informed of progress and needs 

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

• Pack and unpack children for trips/travel 

• 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

• Management responsibilities of 4,000 square foot single family home (including barn/guest house, outdoor pool and garden) 

• Scheduling and overseeing vendors and contractors (e.g., winterizing irrigation system for winter, seasonal landscaping displays, interior design projects, 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, picking up dry cleaning and RX prescriptions, and other requested items)

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

• Domestic tasks (e.g., children’s laundry, loading/unloading dishwasher, washing dishes, etc.)

• Organizational projects (e.g., children’s bedrooms, playrooms (toys, crafts, etc.), closets, rotating clothes seasonally, getting rid of outgrown toys and clothing, 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, fill gas tank, take for service appointments and keep accurate records of services completed

• Manage 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 

• Schedule meetings with principals as needed to discuss their schedule, children’s schedules, travel plans, upcoming events, special projects, etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Capable of building 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 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 residence and staff with ease and calm demeanor

• Active and fit

• Ability to swim (family has outdoor pool on property)

• 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 at least two children and working parents in nanny position 

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent domestic experience working as a live in nanny 

• 3-4 references from professional positions (domestic references are ideal)

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification

COMPENSATION:

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

• $400-500 per month gross health insurance stipend 

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation

• 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)

• Furnished living provided by family 

 

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 Live In Nanny/House Manager: $75K+ and Benefits

Location: Bedford, NY

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