Full-Time Nanny/House Manager: $80K+ and Benefits

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Family with main residence in Birmingham, Michigan and another residence in Palm Beach, Florida is seeking an educated, experienced, engaging, professional and organized full-time nanny/house manager for their 7 month old boy and busy family. Schedule will be approximately 40-45 hours per week on five out of seven days per week (including weekdays and weekends). Schedule on days working will be a combination of day time and evening shifts. Nanny will receive at least two consecutive days off per week. Flexibility is required with scheduling as last minute trips and events occasionally arise. Nanny will receive schedule at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Nanny is required to spend at least 4-6 months annually at residence in Palm Beach, Florida where living accommodations will be provided (generally between November and May). Nanny should be comfortable working many days consecutively (e.g., if traveling for two+ weeks at a time). Nanny is required to travel internationally and domestically approximately 4-6 weeks per year and work overnights when principals are traveling without child approximately 2-3 weeks annually. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with domestic staff (part-time housekeepers), experienced working with stay-at-home mom and principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important). Safe vehicle for transportation is required. This is a newly created position. Family is open to local candidates in Michigan and domestic relocations. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Infant experience and knowledgeable about routines, sleep training, reading and communicating to baby as often as possible 
  • Tracking daily and developmental milestones through app or paper/journal (e.g., tummy time, feedings, sleep, diaper changes, reading, etc.)
  • Nanny will need to follow specific sleep schedule and routines that have been implemented by principals
  • Play-based learning and create educational activities (e.g., planned engaging activities at home, developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts, scheduled outings, etc.)
  • 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 child with homework, school projects, studying for tests, etc. and keep principals informed of progress and needs (when age appropriate)
  • Transport child to and from school, activities, play dates, camps, etc. (when age appropriate)
  • Make pureed baby food for infant (or follow baby-led weaning if preferred by principals) 
  • Fresh and healthy meal planning and preparation for child
  • Pack child’s healthy lunches and bags for the following day (e.g., ensure all school work is completed, pack gear for sports and activities, etc.) (when age appropriate)
  • Pack and unpack child for trips/travel (create pack lists in advance to ensure child has everything needed prior to travel) 
  • Inventory checklists for child’s essentials and order through Amazon, Instacart, etc.
  • Event planning for child’s themed birthday parties and other events (e.g., Plan, organize and oversee flawless execution day of event) 
  • Miscellaneous projects around residence (e.g., washing dishes after child’s meals, loading and unloading dishwasher, washing bottles and breast pump parts, stocking diapers and wipes, etc.)
  • Organizational projects (e.g., child’s bedrooms, playrooms (toys, crafts, etc.), closets, rotating clothes seasonally, getting rid of outgrown toys and clothing, taking things for donation, etc.)
  • Schedule and maintain calendar for child, registering for activities/camps/etc. (principal will be scheduling majority of child’s activities), planning play dates/outings with friends, etc. 
  • Assistance with travel arrangements and ensuring all logistics are planned in advance (e.g., calling in advance to ensure adequate food is available based on child’s allergies and preferences, equipment for sports and activities, etc.) 
  • Run errands (e.g., shopping for home supplies, returns, grocery shopping, 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)
  • Maintain vehicles, fill gas tank, take for service appointments and keep accurate records of services completed
  • Miscellaneous family assistant tasks, as requested by principals 
  • Schedule meetings with principals as needed to discuss their schedule, child’s schedules, lesson plans, travel plans, special projects, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Capable of building rapport with similar aged children (infants, toddlers, school aged, etc.) 
  • Knowledgeable about child development (e.g., firm when necessary and capable of teaching child manners and etiquette, but also capable of being laid back and fun) 
  • 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 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 efficiently and effectively with principals (extension of parents and consistent childcare philosophies)
  • Positive attitude, energetic, easy going, open minded, personable, patient, flexible, engaging, hard working and collaborative individual (receptive to feedback and constructive criticism) 
  • Active and fit (family has outdoor swimming pool) 
  • 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 in nanny position (family will likely have another child in the next 1-2 years)
  • Experienced working with food allergies (child has intolerance to dairy, nuts and seafood)
  • 2-5+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience working as a full-time nanny
  • 2-3+ references from domestic positions
  • Seeking longevity/long term commitment (e.g., at least 2-5+ years)
  • Live a close proximity to the family’s main residence in Birmingham, Michigan or willingness to relocate to the area
  • Safe vehicle for transportation
  • Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests and psychological evaluation 
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Vaccinations (e.g., MMR, TDap, Flu Shot) 
  • COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing
  • Pediatric CPR Certification

COMPENSATION:

  • $80K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) 
  • $500 gross per month health insurance stipend 
  • $0.58 per mile gas reimbursement (if driving own vehicle for transporting child and work related responsibilities) 
  • Three weeks (15 days) vacation paid
  • Five sick days paid
  • 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. We look forward to hearing from you!

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