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Leadership Recruiter
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Building diverse teams and leading people are the most important responsibilities of Airbnb’s senior leadership team. We need leaders who can boldly set strategy and lead with integrity and empathy. To find these special leaders, we are building our first in-house Leadership Recruiting team. We are seeking an experienced, creative recruiter to manage searches for the Technical businesses. This person will be responsible for both leading searches as well as partnering with search firms to effectively drive searches to completion while providing exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience.

The ideal candidate will have had experience leading senior level searches across different technical functions. This person will be a strategic talent advisor to their hiring teams, coming to the table with an informed point-of view on the talent pool, interview best practices, assessment criteria and competitive market. This person will have extremely sound professional judgement and will be able to adapt to various situations quickly and with agility.

This is an incredible opportunity to build something from the ground up and have a tremendous impact as Airbnb grows.


Partner with Leadership Recruiting Lead to build and evolve the Leadership Recruiting function at Airbnb
Become the trusted talent advisor for Airbnb’s Technical senior leadership
Lead searches for senior leadership roles across all Technical functions from concept to successful close
Host leadership candidates throughout the interview process ensuring they have an exceptional candidate experience
Research and map the market to uncover top talent that could be a great fit for Airbnb presently or in the future
Develop relationships and maintain contact with top talent for both current and future opportunities at Airbnb through events, 1x1 meetings and 1-to-many communication strategies
Engage passive candidates to get them excited about potential opportunities at Airbnb
Create and maintain relevant recruiting reports

Required Skills/Experiences:

10+ years of work experience with at least 5 years recruiting experience, particularly recruiting executives and senior level hires
Proven track record of building trust and credibility with senior executives, preferably up to the Founder level
Strong consulting skills with demonstrated ability to successfully influence stakeholders at all levels
Exceptional communication skills and professional judgement
Drive for results and resilience, particularly under ever-changing circumstances