Job: Full-Time Nanny/House Manager in Bucktown of Chicago: $70-90K and Benefits, Chicago, IL

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General Information


Job title:
Full-Time Nanny/House Manager in Bucktown of Chicago: $70-90K and Benefits
Job location:
Chicago, IL  60622 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
02/11/2019
Job type:
Full-Time
Compensation:
• $70-90K gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications)

• Health insurance stipend or coverage

• Overtime rate for hours worked over 40 hours per week

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

• Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation

• Seven government holidays paid

• Three sick days paid

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required)
Job Category:
Nanny

Job Description


Family with main residence in Bucktown of Chicago with 7 year old girl and 5 year old boy is seeking an educated, experienced, professional, organized, meticulous and detail oriented Full-Time Nanny/House Manager to manage a busy family and household. Schedule will be 40 hours per week on five out of seven days per week (including weekdays and weekends). Nanny will receive two consecutive days off per week. Family will ensure nanny has schedule one week in advance. If weekend days are required, family will ensure nanny has schedule at least one month in advance. Flexibility is required with scheduling as last minute trips and events occasionally arise. 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 2-4+ weeks per year and work overnights when parents are traveling without children approximately 2-3+ weeks annually. Extreme flexibility is required for the position. Children are enrolled in Montessori school, which is driving distance from the family's residence. Family has staff vehicle, so safe vehicle for transportation is not required. Nanny must be comfortable with dog. Nanny/House Manager must be collaborative to work with domestic staff (Full-Time Housekeeper, organic gardener/farmer, family office, etc.) 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 highly detailed house management and family assistant responsibilities. Family is open to local candidates or domestic relocations. Start date is April 1, 2019.

Job Requirements


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 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.)

• 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)

• 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, invitations, entertainment logs, etc.

• Maintain contacts lists that include family members, vendors, contacts, businesses, etc.

• Management responsibilities of 5,000 square foot single family home (newly built residence)

• Scheduling and overseeing vendors and contractors (e.g., winterizing irrigation system for winter, seasonal landscaping displays, pool and pool/guest house construction, etc.)

• 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)

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

• 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. (mom 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

• Packing children for trips/travel

• Assistance with dog (e.g., transportation to doggie daycare, boarding prior to family travel, walking and letting out, feeding, routine groomer and veterinary appointments, etc.)

• Schedule meetings with principals as needed to discuss their schedule, children's schedules, travel plans, upcoming events, special projects, etc.



QUALIFICATIONS:

• Capable of building good rapport with similar aged 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

• 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

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

• 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

• Knowledge of Montessori teaching philosophy is ideal, but not required

• Experienced working with school aged children

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

• 3-4 references from professional positions

• Live a close proximity to family's residence in Bucktown

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

• Driver's license and clean driving record

• CPR Certification

• Comfortable with dog
(Job number: 3823259)
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