Family Assistant, Household Assistant
Minnesota, North Field
Posted 1 year ago


Our client in Northfield, Minnesota is looking for a Family Assistant/Personal Assistant who will provide care for a 6 year old child and support the principal with household oversight (not Estate Management; having property management experience is a very big plus but not required). Preference is for a local candidate, or within the state. Client will consider candidates outside of Minnesota with EXCEPTIONAL experience and flexibility. We are seeking a career minded Family Assistant who loves children and enjoys the day to day aspect of being a part of a child’s life and supporting them.

The principal has their son every other Sunday to Sunday. As the Family Assistant, you will be driving the child to and from activities, helping with meals (breakfast ready, and dinners), bedtime routines, packing lunches for both the principal and child (when the son is there). Overnights may be needed on occasion; principal will pay a flat rate overnight fee. You will also be running errands, picking up dry cleaning, booking travel arrangements, and doing research as needed. There is a Housekeeper who cleans weekly however, some light cleaning, laundry, and organization would be necessary (not deep cleaning, just tidying up).

The Minnesota lake house (2nd home is approximately 2-3 hours away), would need advancing with opening the house for the seasons, tidying up, inventory and stocking of fridge and supplies, making sure the principal has all that they may need for the visit. You would stay on at the property and assist while the family are there (could be a week or two; time would be worked out with the principal). In addition to the lake house property, the principal would like someone who can travel with them to their vacation destinations to be an extra set of hands. A commitment free ability to travel and do overnights is needed. Your own car for driving and clean driving record is required. Another home in Florida is being purchased (nanny will not be required to go to Florida often but on occasion there may be some need for help when child is there with parent). Helping principal to set up the Florida home with researching vendors (poolman, dock people, housekeepers etc.) will be a part of the Family Assistant role.

Some Personal Assistant support when the principal does not have their son could include calling contractors and vendors for property maintenance and repairs, calling the exterminator, managing the jet skis and boats, helping to set up for the summer at the lake house, and other ad-hoc duties as needed. This aspect of the job would be evolving, with the idea that the Assistant would recognize where help may be needed and pitch in. An understanding of management of a property is a plus but this is not a Property Manager position. High EQ, able to figure things out, support with some research (good local vendors, how to get a screen fixed, etc.), resourceful and not solely childcare experienced.

The schedule would be *approximately* Monday to Friday (and possible a few hours on Saturday) when child is in residence, and Monday to Friday when child is not in residence. This will often change as parent may not always need the Family Assistant around when they have their child (they may want private time alone with child during their custody week).

Location: Northfield, Minnesota

Contract Length: Full-time/permanent

Accommodations: Live-out

Start Date: Immediately

Schedule: Monday through Friday (with possible every other Saturday – on call) flexibility for weekends, holidays, and emergencies. Times are TBD. This schedule is not set in stone as needs will change and principal will ask that you are able to flow with changing needs.

Salary: Salary is open and DOE – Please submit your salary requirements; relocation assistance may be provided

Must pass background and reference check

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