Spanish Tax and Legal Associate

  • Airbnb
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 14, 2020

Job Description

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique travel experiences around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb allows people to Belong Anywhere through unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and over 191 countries. We promote a culture of curiosity, humanity, and creativity through our product, brand, and, most importantly, our people.    

No global movement springs from individuals. It takes an entire team united behind something big. On the Regulatory Response Operations team at Airbnb, we’re proud to be at the forefront of the sharing economy. We recognize that we are the leaders of a new, worldwide phenomenon, and that’s why we’re working so hard to build the world’s most loyal travel community.


Together, our team provides support to more than 100 million lifetime guests and 3 million listings in over 191 countries. We work hard, we laugh a lot, and we’re committed to creating a world where anyone can belong anywhere.


The Regulatory Response team will work closely with our regional and global legal, public policy, and public relations teams to intake and action contact from government and consumer regulatory bodies, uphold and support work of legitimization agreements, and additional ad-hoc work that protects the brand’s compliance and legal standing with our external stakeholders.  The team takes point on enforcement of Airbnb’s Non-Discrimination Policy and our Data privacy work, along with managing issues regarding Ownership/Landlord disputes, and general issues related to the legality of home sharing in different markets.


Responsibilities

  • Manage complex, sensitive, and/or urgent cases that might pose a significant risk to our brand or ability to operate in different countries, cities, and municipalities. 
  • Meet performance expectations regularly and own time management efficiently to deal with different types of work assignments (tickets, queues, initiatives, reports, correspondence, stakeholder management, etc), 
  • Mastering and maintaining knowledge of company policies and procedures inside and out, being an expert in  compliance, policy, legal, local regulations, consumer bodies, and brand risk topics.
  • Providing upward feedback, regarding the status of regulatory cases, communicating regularly with supervisors and managers.
  • Compile incident reports at the direction of leadership and maintain high levels of confidentiality while performing investigations.
  • Working closely with stakeholders to align on case strategy. 

Qualifications

  • Welcoming ambiguity: You can effectively articulate the need for change and encourage optimism in those around you. You're able to perform at a high level, even during times of uncertainty. You trust your instincts and your ability to learn from past experiences, and you can confidently move forward even when you don't have all of the details.
  • Writing: Your written communication is both clear and efficient. You tailor your style and tone to your audience and setting to ensure that your messages will be heard and understood. You know when written messages are appropriate and when to choose other forms of communication
  • Valuing Diversity: You appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all people. You work effectively with people of diverse styles, abilities, and motivations. You champion equal and fair treatment and opportunities for everyone, and encourage others to do the same.
  • Balancing Perspectives:  You look at the "big picture," not just the situation directly in front of you. You're open to being wrong, can assess situations objectively, and can evaluate multiple points of view. You're able to see how every part of the business is affected by a situation, and you devise plans and strategies accordingly. You think globally, and take the broadest possible view of issues and challenges. You assume positive intent. You effectively consider all of the factors at play and envision many possible outcomes.
  • Solving Problem: You quickly identify root causes as well as subtle, hidden issues. You use logic to propose effective solutions to a variety of problems. You dig deeper and utilize all available resources to reach the best possible solution. You utilize creativity to propose original solutions, and don't stop at the first, most obvious answers. You understand when a loss is the best solution, and can explain why. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (law or political sciences preferred) or equivalent experience 
  • 2 years' experience working in a legal, policy or regulatory fields
  • Availability to work 40 hours a week (schedule may include one weekend day)
  • Strong analytical skills, able to compile reports and analyse data.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in client-facing roles; comfortable making/taking customer calls
  • Interest in legal/policy/consumer bodies issues and how they apply to Airbnb
  • Excellent time management, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
      Airbnb is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation. Apply now