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Public Policy Associate



Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Airbnb’s Public Policy team exists to further the interests of our community of hosts and guests with politicians, regulators, opinion leaders and others who shape the political and legal context for our business, helping them to understand the significant social and economic contributions of our platform. Across the APAC region, we are engaged in well over a hundred local conversations and negotiations with governments big and small. We engage governments at local, regional and national levels directly and also use innovative advocacy and partnership strategies that actively involve our community and our stakeholders in making the case for fair, progressive home sharing rules.

We organize ourselves in integrated campaign groups, drawing on a wide range of tools and disciplines - from detailed policy and government relations work, through high-impact partnerships, proactive media relations, community organizing, digital platforms and content, polling, and innovative data science and research. We use the combined might of these disciplines to progress our overall policy agenda.

A Typical Day:

  • Liaise and maintain relationships with an extensive network of contacts in local, regional, and national legislative, executive, and administrative offices, as well as with public entities such as Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs), industry associations, research institutions and academia, user communities, as well as the broader public.
  • Develop local stakeholder engagement strategy and partnership programs.
  • Support the development and implementation of Airbnb’s legislative and public policy activities; including helping determine advocacy priorities, positions, and strategies.
  • Conduct thorough research and analysis of policy or legislation related to or impacting Airbnb’s priorities and organize them in a comprehensible manner.
  • Support or occasionally manage campaigns or programs with stakeholders such as associations, academia, or DMOs.
  • Occasionally accompany the Head of Public Policy, Korea in meetings with government and elected officials, as well as industry associations, academia, Airbnb hosts, and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and track legislation and regulatory matters as directed.
  • Report directly to the Head of Public Policy, Korea and support as needed to help implement Airbnb’s legislative and public policy activities.
  • Ensure progress is reported accurately and regularly, and roadblocks flagged in a timely fashion.

Your Expertise:

  • At least 2~5 years experience working with policy issues in a relevant business, political, governmental, legislative or regulatory context such as tourism and accommodation business, e-commerce / internet / platform regulation, or tax issues.
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical and regulatory issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and navigate complex matrix organization with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; planning, memo-writing and budgeting/basic accounting skills with proficiency in major computer applications.
  • Highly results-driven and strives to find the most efficient way to do things without sacrificing a high quality of work and/or results.
  • Acute attention to detail; extremely organized and able to help keep others organized.
  • Strong work ethic, and exhibits professionalism, courtesy and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible with the ability to remain poised under pressure; adapts to situations as they arise.
  • Passion for home-sharing and the mission of the company.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.