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General Information

Job title:
Full-Time Nanny with Heavy Travel in Gold Coast: $80-100K+ and Benefits
Job location:
Chicago, IL  60611 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job type:
• $80-100K+ gross salary (based on experience and qualifications)

• Health insurance stipend

• Three weeks (15 days) paid vacation

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required)

• Living provided at residence in West Hampton, New York
Job Category:

Job Description

Family living in the Gold Coast of Chicago with 1 and 10 year old boys and 6 year old girl is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, active, and engaging Full-Time Nanny. The schedule is 40 hours per week on five days (flexible to work varying combinations of days including weekends). Nanny is required to work overnights at residence in Chicago while parents are traveling, which is approximately 5-10 nights per year. Nanny is required to live with family at other residence in West Hamptons, New York during summer months (June, July, August) along with international and/or domestic travel approximately 6-8+ weeks during other months of the year. Extreme flexibility is required for the position. Safe vehicle for transportation is required (parking is provided by family). Older children are enrolled in private school, which is driving distance from the family's residence. The family will be moving to residence in Winnetka, Illinois (North Shore Suburb of Chicago) in Spring 2018, so nanny must be comfortable working at Gold Coast residence when beginning position and working in Winnetka long term. Full-Time Live In Housekeeper works five days per week. This is a newly created position. Local candidates in Chicago are most ideal, but family would consider relocation for the right candidate. Start date is highly flexible.

Job Requirements


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

• Willing to transport children to and from school, scheduled activities, sports, play dates, outings, etc.

• Experienced with meal planning and preparing fresh and healthy meals for children that introduce them to new foods (previous experience and knowledgeable about children with allergies is most ideal)

• Willing to pack healthy lunches and prepare school bags for the next day

• 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.)

• Willing to assist children with homework and school projects

• 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

• Responsible for domestic duties relating to children (e.g., washing dishes after meals, tidying playroom and bedroom, assistance with children's laundry, packing children for trips, etc.)

• Responsible for 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.)

• Responsible for packing children for trips, researching/planning activities at destination and ensuring appropriate gear is available other residence, hotel or resort

• Diligent team player and willing to work collaboratively with other 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)

• Excellent communication skills

• Flexible schedule

• Professional

• Active

• Engaging

• Creative

• Energetic

• Positive

• Nurturing

• Calm demeanor

• Organized and detail-oriented

• Proactive, resourceful and take initiative to get things done

• Ability to multi-task

• Willing to assist with day-to-day functioning of a busy family and household


• Capable of building good rapport with children

• 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 (e.g., finding and registering children for activities that are age appropriate, planning engaging activities at home, 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 effectively with Principals

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

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker


• 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

• Passionate about education, child development, etc.

• 2-5+ years of full-time consistent and recent nanny experience (ideal candidate has worked with at least three children in nanny position)

• 3-4 references from professional positions

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

• Ability to complete extensive background checks and drug tests

• Driver's license and clean driving record

• CPR and First Aid certification
(Job number: 3664813)