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

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Family living in Roscoe Village of Chicago with 5 year old girl and 8 year old boy is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, organized, and detail oriented full-time nanny/house manager to manage a busy family and household. Schedule is on Monday – Friday at 11:00am – 7:00pm. Schedule will shift hours during summer months, school holidays and school breaks. Flexibility is required to work occasional later evenings (schedule could potentially be shifted hours to ensure schedule is kept to 40 hours per week). Nanny is required to travel to other residence in Michigan a few weekends per year. Nanny is required to travel domestically approximately 2-3+ weeks per year and work overnights at residence when principals are traveling without children approximately 1-2+ weeks annually. Children are enrolled at private Montessori school (schedule is approximately at 8:00am – 2:30pm), which is driving distance from the family’s residence. Safe vehicle for transportation is ideal, but not required (family is open to purchasing staff vehicle). 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 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 and will stay in location long term). Start date is flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• 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.)

• Provide developmentally appropriate games and activities, engaging projects and crafts at home and schedule/plan fun outings and events 

• 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

• Assist children with homework, school projects, studying for tests, etc. and keep parents informed of progress and needs

• Transport 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 order 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, etc. 

• Management responsibilities of 5,000 square foot single family home

• Schedule and oversee vendors and contractors (e.g., winterizing irrigation system, seasonal landscaping displays, routine maintenance, etc.)

• Run errands (e.g., shop for home supplies, returns, purchasing school supplies for beginning of school year and needed throughout the year, purchase gifts for birthday parties children are attending, and other requested items)

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

• Household tasks (e.g., load and unload dishwasher, wash dishes, empty garbage, tidy and maintain cleanliness of home, children’s laundry, 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.)

• Delegate and oversee work and projects completed by part-time housekeeper

• Assist part-time housekeeper with projects when necessary (e.g., creating a collaborative/team environment)

• Ensure pantry and refrigerator 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

• Schedule and maintain calendars for children, register for activities/camps/etc., plan play dates and 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., calling in advance to ensure adequate equipment is available 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 (school aged, tweens, teenagers, etc.) 

• Ability to travel 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 residence and staff with ease and calm demeanor

• Active and fit (e.g., swimming, snow ski, etc.)

• Non-Smoker 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Experienced working with at least two children in nanny position 

• 2-5+ years of consistent and recent domestic experience working as a full-time nanny and/or nanny/house manager

• 2-3+ references from domestic positions

• Experienced working with allergies (one child has tree nut and peanut allergies) 

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

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Roscoe Village

• Safe vehicle for transportation is ideal, but not required (family is open to purchasing staff vehicle)

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

• Vaccinations (e.g., COVID-19, MMR, TDap, Flu Shot) 

• COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• Pediatric CPR Certification

• Comfortable with smaller dogs (family does not currently have pets, but may get small dog in the near future)

COMPENSATION:

• $80K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) 

• Overtime gross rate for hours worked over 40 hours per week 

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

• $500 gross per month health insurance stipend 

• Gas reimbursement (if driving own vehicle for transporting children and running errands)

• Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation 

• Seven government holidays 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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