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Job Title: Director of Residences
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: EM-18
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: NYC, Sagaponack, Palm Beach , NY US
Salary Offered: $100,000-$150,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Contributory benefits package after 90 days of employment
Experience Req: 7-15+
 
Description:

Private Upper East Side client seeks a highly efficient Director of Properties to oversee all maintenance and operations across three residences, as well as seamlessly manage domestic staff across all properties. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in private home management, service and hospitality. This position is for a smart, hardworking and flexible candidate who can clearly and effectively communicate in a respectful and fast-paced working environment. The candidate must be willing to travel to the client’s secondary residences in the Hamptons and Palm Beach County.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing day-to-day household functions of several residences
• Be able to lead and manage domestic staff including: Property Managers, Housekeepers, Personal Assistants and Childcare professionals
• Liaising between principals and domestic staff; able to delegate and manage other staff accordingly
• Suggesting new ideas, more efficient ways of doing things and establish best practices and create systems and processes
• Implementing and managing HR for domestic staff including: recruiting, training and development, performance reviews, staff schedules, benefits and compensation and maintaining confidential records
• Developing and implementing company policies and employee manuals
• Acting as Principals’ representative for major construction and renovation projects
• Attending events and/or meetings as the principals’ representative
• Creating and overseeing monthly and annual budgets for each home and providing reports
• Reviewing and authorizing household bills and vendor selection
• Identifying, researching, and negotiating large purchases such as watercraft and vehicles on principals’ behalf
• Overseeing events including large personal celebrations for adults and children, charity events, and domestic staff events
• Researching and development for special projects

 
 
Requirements:

• 4 year degree from an accredited College or University strongly preferred
• Minimum of 7 – 15+ years related experience providing Personal Service to private family in a similar role/capacity
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Creative and intuitive in problem-solving; extremely resourceful
• Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills; strong follow-up and attention to detail
• Ability to remain calm and composed during demanding periods; strong sense of urgency
• “Hands-on”, proactive, and motivated with a “can do” attitude
• Ability to adapt to different situations and relationships - a fast learner
• Adept in all aspects of Mac and PC operating systems and smart-home technology; strong Mac and Savant skills
• Proactive about most efficient and proper ways to run a household under the Principal’s direction
• Comfortable working in a home with both children and pets – no allergies to dogs
• Willing and able to work long hours and overtime as needed; 24/7 remote availability
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel with the family as needed to secondary residences domestically
 
 
Keywords: Director of Properties, Estate Manager
 
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