Social Scientist & Community Lead for Experience Hosts

Airbnb, San Francisco, California

Who wouldn't want to work here?

This is a rare opportunity to apply social science to build a community from the ground up. Our Experiences Hosts are passionate entrepreneurs and we want to bring them together and make them feel they are part of something bigger.  We want them to feel that they can rely on each other and Airbnb for any support they need.


  • Apply social science to build the framework and strategy for bringing the Experience Hosts all around the world together into an engaged community

  • Run experiments to validate the framework of our Experience Host programs and engagement strategy across all our markets by working closely with local market managers
  • Measure the success of our community engagement efforts and constantly iterate and improve

  • Apply learnings from social science to motivate Experience Hosts and change behavior
  • Provide leadership voice for the Experience Hosts community within the company 

Skills & traits

  • Masters or PhD in the Social Sciences.  Ex: Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Economics, Organizational Behavior, etc.

  • 3-5 years of experience in building and scaling teams and/or communities 
  • Operational experience: ability to execute complex projects with cross functional teams

  • Ability to design tests and measure outcomes

  • Preference: Social media savvy (note: fb will play big part of mobilizing the community) and experience with creating engaging content

  • If you love bringing people together we would love to talk to you.



About Airbnb

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 accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. 

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