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Sr. Manager, Government Relations - New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2023

About The Team

DoorDash’s Public Policy & Social Impact Team advocates for legislation that supports the health of our business and empowers our community of Dashers, local business partners, and consumers. Through our advocacy on cutting-edge public policy issues and the programs that we develop, we are shaping the future of local economies. This unique team combines direct engagement with policymakers at all levels of government, advocacy campaigns, policy research and analysis, and programs to promote equity, safety, and sustainability.

About The Role

DoorDash is hiring a proven Government Relations leader to help shape our public policy strategy, lead integrated issue management campaigns, and build lasting and positive relationships in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. Based in our New York City office, you’ll be a key leader in our regional Policy team and work closely with Public Affairs, Communications, Legal, and other business functions.

At DoorDash, excellence in Government Relations means that…

  • When our government relations stakeholders are considering public policies that could impact DoorDash and the lives and livelihoods of Dashers, merchants, and consumers, we are early, active, and influential participants in the policy debate.
  • We are at the table and impactful because we are active, credible, reliable, and ethical leaders. Our stakeholders understand and appreciate that DoorDash is a trusted partner and is committed to bringing positive change to the communities we serve. The commitments we make and the relationships we build are real.
  • We’ve proactively identified policy priorities, emerging threats, and opportunities and are actively advancing favorable policy solutions, while also investing the time and resources into developing real and long-term relationships with our stakeholders.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • You are DoorDash’s connection between public policy leaders and an important, proactive, and extremely active policy agenda in one of the most active regions in the country.
  • You can effectively manage numerous complex public policy issues and also understand the importance of personal connections that lead to lasting and trusted relationships with key stakeholders.
  • You understand the important role that DoorDash’s mission to empower local economies plays in our government relations advocacy.
  • You are passionate about government relations and like to work with a team of professionals. You are a leader but not a solo operator.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have a BS or BA from an accredited university
  • You have 8+ years of experience serving in government at the state level or working directly on public policy issues for corporate clients
  • You thrive under pressure and have a proven ability to achieve hard-fought policy outcomes
  • You have a deep understanding of government relations, including effective lobbying strategies, direct engagement, campaign approaches to issue management, managing external consultants, coordinating with counterparts at peer companies to build effective coalitions, and coordinating with industry trade associations to maximize their impact
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with polished written and oral advocacy skills
  • You are organized, collaborative, and have a bias for action
  • You are willing to travel 30-40% of the time
  • You’re a self-starter; you’re intrinsically motivated but also a good teammate

Bonus Points

  • Government and in-house experience
  • Direct policy experience in employment/labor law
  • Significant state-level experience, particularly in NY and NJ
  • Experience in the tech industry, particularly the on-demand economy

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

New York Pay Range:
$183,000$247,000 USD