Full-Time Rotational Nanny: $100K+ and Benefits

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Family with main residence in Lincoln Park of Chicago, Illinois with 1 and 3 year old boys and baby girl due in July 2022 is seeking an experienced, professional, active, and engaging full-time nanny. Schedule will be spilt between three full-time nannies to ensure the family has seven day per week coverage. Schedule on days working will be a combination of 6:00-9:00am through 6:00-9:00pm or later. When working at main residence, nanny should expect to work on three to five days per week. Nanny is required to work full day on Sundays and the rest of shifts will be scheduled throughout the week (usually weekday afternoons into evenings to provide double coverage with children). Nanny will receive two consecutive days off per week. Nannies will collaboratively make monthly schedules at least two to three months in advance. Family has other residences in Michigan and Florida. The position requires extreme flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., summer, holidays, travel, etc.). Approximately 8-10+ weeks of domestic and international travel per year is required and approximately 4-6+ weeks of overnights are required annually when principals are traveling without children. Nannies must work collaboratively with night nurse to ensure consistency with schedules (e.g., sleep, sleep training, feeding, etc.). Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with domestic staff (e.g., private chef, housekeeper, nannies, night nurse, etc.), and experienced working with principals that are at residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important). Candidates must be comfortable working around dogs. Staff vehicle is provided for transporting children. This is a newly created position. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations. Start date is flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Newborn experience and knowledgeable about routines, reading, and communicating to baby as often as possible

• 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, themed weeks, 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 and school projects (when age appropriate)

• Transport children to and from school, scheduled activities, sports, play dates, outings, etc. (when age appropriate) 

• Minimal assistance with preparing fresh and healthy meals for children that introduce them to new foods (puréed baby food or baby-led weaning for infant when developmentally appropriate) – Private Chef will prepare majority of food

• Pack healthy lunches and prepare school bags for the next day (when age appropriate)

• Domestic duties relating to children (e.g., washing dishes after meals, tidying playroom and bedroom, packing and unpacking children for trips/travel, etc.)

• Organizational projects relating to children (e.g., taking toys and clothing to donation, rotating children’s clothes seasonally, rotating books and toys quarterly or bi-annually, etc.)

• Proactively create “pack lists” to ensure children have everything needed prior to travel, pack and unpack children for travel, research and plan activities at destination, and ensure appropriate gear is available at other residences, hotel or resort

• Diligent team player and willing to work collaboratively with domestic staff and principals 

• Experienced and willing to be an extension of the parents collaborating and communicating frequently (previous experience working with principals that are around residence is ideal)

QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Capable of building rapport with similar aged children

• Experienced working with similar aged children (newborns, infants, toddlers, preschool, school aged, etc.)

• Experienced working with at least 3-4 children in nanny position

• 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 (e.g., plan engaging activities at home, proactively plan activities for travel, etc.)

• 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 and domestic employees

• Positive attitude and ability to handle position with ease and calm demeanor

• Active, energetic, engaging, nurturing and creative

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done

• Ability to multi-task

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Passionate about education, child development, and child psychology

• 3-5+ years of consistent and recent full-time nanny experience 

• 3-4 references from domestic positions

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

• Live a close proximity to the family’s residence in Lincoln Park of Chicago or willingness to relocate within a reasonable commute

• Ability to swim and comfortable with water

• Eligible to work in the United States

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

• Driver’s license and clean driving record 

• Pediatric CPR Certification 

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

• COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing

• Comfortable working around dogs 

COMPENSATION:

• $100K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications) for 40 hours per week

• Gross overtime rate of time and a half for hours worked over 40 hours per week 

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

• Health insurance policy (including dental and vision)

• Two weeks (10 days) vacation paid

• Seven government holidays paid (or holiday rate paid if working on government holidays due to travel)

• 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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