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Family Assistant Job Description

Family Assistant

  • Salary range: $40,000-$100,000
  • Sweet spot: $50,000-$70,000
  • Hourly: $20-$85/hour
  • Bonus: Customary

A family assistant is the combination of a household personal assistant and a nanny in one role. Responsibilities vary greatly depending on the employer’s needs. A family assistant’s responsibilities could include scheduling appointments, planning family travel and logistics, performing administrative duties around healthcare, school, philanthropies, performing housekeeping duties, providing childcare, organizing the household and assisting parents with basic chores and errands. Some family assistants focus on the administrative duties of a home while others are involved more deeply with childcare and the home. Family assistants typically work full-time, and many assistants live with their employer.

Job Description

  • Engage in tasks that support the proper functioning of a family’s personal life, including children’s schedules, travel, activities, among other categories
  • Arrange travel including flights, ground transportation, lodging, dining and other activities
  • Help to coordinate functions, events and other activities
  • Maintain a rolodex, update when necessary
  • Engage in the completion of school, camp, healthcare, special programming forms
  • Coordinate and effectuate mailings such as holiday cards, invitations
  • Research and execute special projects
  • Be responsible for “gifting” and delivery of said gifts
  • Create files, spreadsheets and other documentation of certain matters, as necessary
  • Prepare reports, presentations and other materials
  • Manage healthcare reimbursement, if necessary
  • School pick up/drop off
  • Take  care of meal preparation for the entire family
  • Run errands for the family
  • Keep the home organized and neat
  • Assist with administrative duties: scheduling appointments, planning travel arrangements, checking emails, answering and making phone calls
  • Take care of household upkeep and maintenance

Critical Soft Skills

  • Adaptable
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Friendly / personable
  • Discreet
  • Problem solver / resourceful
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Multitasker
  • Self starter / takes initiative
  • Works well under pressure

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