Public Engagement Manager, Central at DoorDash

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Based in Austin or Chicago, DoorDash is hiring an experienced organizer and political leader to join our growing Public Engagement team. Reporting to the Head of Public Engagement, the Public Engagement Manager-Central Region will work with our Dashers, merchants, customers, and third-party organizations to build relationships with members of our diverse community along the Central Region, including Central Canada, to help achieve our public policy goals. You’ll work closely with the Government Relations, Social Impact, and Policy Development teams as well as other departments including Strategy & Operations, Communications, and Marketing. 

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and execute DoorDash’s grassroots engagement strategy at the local, state, and federal levels along the Central Region, with the potential for international work as well. 
  • Lead DoorDash’s outreach to our broad and diverse community along the west coast, including Dashers, small businesses, customers, and third party organizations to further our public policy objectives. 
  • Build a diverse coalition of supporters by managing relationships with local nonprofits and community organizations in DoorDash’s markets. 
  • Plan and staff government relations events such as community meetings, rallies, press conferences and meetups. 
  • Recruit and train activists to serve as advocates in meetings and hearings with lawmakers, regulators and the media. 


  • A seasoned organizer and strategist with at least 5 years experience and a proven track record in political campaigns, agency or corporate organizing experience, or experience in an elected officials office at the federal, state or local level. Experience recruiting and remotely managing staff and volunteers. 
  • Strong communicator who is effective in both one-on-one and group and town hall style settings. 
  • Ability to build strong and sustained relationships with a diverse range of both internal and external stakeholders. 

Bonus Points

  • In-house corporate experience
  • Experience in the tech industry, particularly the on-demand economy. 
  • Successful past experience organizing and working in Central Region markets, including Canada. 

Why You’ll Love Working at DoorDash

  • We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
  • We are doers - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day. 
  • We are learners - We’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we’ve been in a role for one year or one minute.
  • We are customer-obsessed - Our mission is to grow and empower local economies. We are committed to our customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
  • We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights. 
  • We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.
About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in over 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at

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 the best and brightest 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.

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