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Full-Time Nanny/Family Assistant: $70K+ and Benefits

Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family living in Lincoln Park of Chicago with 2 and 4 year old girls is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, organized, meticulous and detail oriented full-time nanny/family assistant to manage a busy family. The schedule is 40 hours per week on Monday – Friday between the hours of 6:00am – 8:00pm. Flexibility is required to work additional hours and weekends when traveling with family. Nanny is required to travel internationally and domestically with family approximately 4-6+ weeks per year and work overnights at residence approximately 2-3+ weeks annually when parents are traveling without children. Family has residence in Michigan and nanny is required to work approximately 2-3+ weekends each summer and four weeks every August (weekends in August are off and nanny can bring train back to Chicago). Nanny should be comfortable working many days consecutively (e.g., if traveling for two+ weeks at a time). Nanny must be collaborative to work with domestic staff (e.g., part-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, respectful and capable of maintaining discretion. Candidates must have previous experience in similar position(s) that include nanny experience along with family assistant responsibilities. Children are enrolled in private schools, which are short driving distance from the family’s residence. Family has staff vehicle for transporting children and running errands. Candidates must be comfortable with dog. Part-Time Housekeeper works two days per week. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations (as long as candidate has connection to Chicago and will stay in location long term). Start date is ASAP, but 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 children 

• 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) 

• 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)

• 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., equipment for sports and activities, etc.) 

• Schedule meetings with principal(s) 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 (toddlers, 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 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 two to three children in nanny position (family may have another child in the future) 

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent domestic experience working as a nanny/family assistant 

• 2-3+ references from domestic positions

• Seeking longevity/long term commitment (e.g., at least 2-5+ years)

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Lincoln Park 

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

• Willing to get vaccinations (e.g., MMR, TDap, Flu Shot) 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• CPR Certification

• Comfortable with English Bulldog 

COMPENSATION:

• $70K+ gross salary (based on experience and qualifications)

• $300-500 per month gross health insurance stipend

• $25 per hour net for hours worked over 40 hours per week 

• $100 per overnight net while traveling with family and working overnights at residences

• Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation

• Three sick days paid 

• 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) 

 

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/Family Assistant: $70K+ and Benefits

Location: Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL

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