Live-out Household Manager/Personal Assistant needed to manage large 7,000sf home in Portland area. The Principal is a single, independent septuagenarian who was a powerful business woman during her career. It’s important that she feels a sense of accomplishment each day and ideal candidate will be able to understand her needs and help her achieve that sense of accomplishment, no matter how big or small the task was.

Duties include providing companionship, meal preparation, grocery shopping and errands, driving to appointments and light housekeeping. Some administrative duties are required as well. Candidates must possess excellent listening skills and patience with the ability to learn her demeanor and anticipate her moods and needs. Must possess excellent communication skills and be willing to send daughter daily text messages to alert her of any changes.

Cooking is required and the Principal enjoys Persian dishes and will teach her favorite recipes. The heavy housekeeping is done by an outside service but candidate must be able to direct them to areas that require special attention an ensure all areas of the home are kept clean. Knowledge of proper care of art & antiques is preferred.
Ideal candidates will be motivated, focused and professional while still being able to provide a fun and lighthearted environment. Must be agreeable and adaptable with high energy.

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