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

Winnetka, IL Full Time

Family living in Winnetka, Illinois (North Shore suburb of Chicago) with three year old boy and five year old boy/girl twins is seeking a professional, experienced and educated full-time nanny/house manager. Schedule will be 45-50 hours per week on five out of seven days per week (including weekdays and weekends). Nanny will receive two consecutive days off per week. Family will ensure nanny has schedule approximately one to two weeks in advance, but flexibility is required with scheduling as last minute trips and events occasionally arise. Nanny should be comfortable working many days consecutively (e.g., if traveling for two+ weeks at a time). Approximately 6-8+ weeks of international and domestic travel per year is required and approximately 2-3+ weeks of overnights at residence annually are required when parents are traveling without children. Nanny/House Manager must be collaborative to work with domestic staff (e.g., full-time housekeeper) and directly with principals on a daily basis (mother is stay-at-home mom that is busy and on many boards), 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 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 and domestic relocations (as long as candidate has connection to Chicago/Illinois and will stay in location long term). Family has staff vehicle for transporting children and running errands. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations, as long as nanny has connection to Chicago/Illinois and will enjoy living in the location long term/permanently. Start date is 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, 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 (create pack lists in advance to ensure children have everything needed prior to 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

• 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.

• Management responsibilities of 6,000 square foot single family home 

• 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, 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.)

• 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 and principals, registering for activities/camps/etc. (principal will be scheduling majority of children’s activities), 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 (e.g., ensuring equipment is available for sports and activities, etc.) 

• 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 (preschool, school aged, etc.) 

• 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 

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

• Active and fit (e.g., swimming, snow ski, 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 at least three children in nanny position 

• 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

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

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Winnetka 

• 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: 

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

• $150 per overnight gross (traveling with family and working overnights at residence) 

• $30 per hour gross for hours worked over 50 hours per week

• $300-500 per month gross health insurance stipend 

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required) 

 

Interested applicants should submit their application materials (e.g., cover letter, resume, references including email address and phone number, letters of recommendation and professional photo) through our website under job opportunities: 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: Winnetka, IL

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