Additional Schedule Notes: Family would like some flexibility for start/end times based on activities for the week and family travel. There may be 5-7 days/month where the end time is 7:00 pm.
Family of 4 is seeking an ultra-organized, experienced household manager to ensure that their busy household runs smoothly. Candidates must have outstanding communication and social skills, patience, and be willing to jump in wherever there is a need (can-do attitude). Position will include a great deal of hands-on work, and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Directly responsibility for ensuring family members are organized and have resources to meet their daily schedules, including meals, laundry, asset management and local transportation.
Responsible for daily / weekly routine for two children’s practice and tournament routines and travel, including meals, packing and driver transportation as needed
Daily management and execution of events in family calendar, at direction of primary spouse and in daily coordination with Personal Assistant. Ability to handle last-minute schedule changes.
Responsible for excellent household operations: housekeeping and laundry, daily meal preparation (most of the family is gluten-free), driving (high school children) and errands – including hiring and managing staff to ensure excellent service in these areas.
Responsible for preparing weekly meal plan, with assistance of chef/nutritionist; hiring and managing staff to prepare meals, including breakfast, travel meals and dinners. Ensure kitchen, pantry and groceries stocked as needed.
Property and asset management: Responsible for maintenance and upkeep plan for primary Austin home and two other family properties, automobiles and watercraft. Responsibilities include defining maintenance requirements with owners, and scheduling and supervising vendors to ensure house, in-home systems (e.g., A/C, security, phone), garden, pool, automobiles and watercraft are maintained.
Coordinate, prioritize and execute special requests and projects including:
Partner with family CFO to select vendors and solicit/review cost estimates
Home design and decorating, organization, family photos, etc.
Feeding and vet care for friendly 12-pound poodle
Family entertains extensively, so event planning and execution experience is a necessity. The Household Manager will coordinate business and social events, including international attendees. Duties will include meal planning, decorations and execution of in-home events (with support of household staff or additional assistance as needed). These will include smaller family and holiday events, as well as business lunches and dinners. Larger events will entail having a full scope of the event goals, coordinating with a florist, event planner, caterer, etc. as needed.
The ideal candidate will be extremely flexible, proactive and have a service-heart. Experience working with chef / meal planner, and/or working with teens active in competitive sports are helpful. Principal works outside the home and travels several times per month, and the Principal Spouse works from home and travels once per month.