People Matter

Manager, Policy and Government Relations



Ottawa, ON, Canada · Calgary, AB, Canada · Vancouver, BC, Canada · Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

About the Team

DoorDash is looking for top talent to play a pivotal role in our business in Canada. As a member of our team, you will play a key role in creating something great together and be a part of a global team helping local economies grow. We’re looking for people with deep market knowledge and excellent working relationships in Canada who are inspired to bring their vision, passion and skills to make an impact in our community. Join us in our global mission to empower and grow local economies.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced Manager of Policy and Government Relations to help build our policy and government relations efforts in Canada. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing our government relations strategy, executing an ambitious agenda, and making an immediate impact on our fast-growing, dynamic business. In addition to having a passion for policy and a thorough understanding of the political and regulatory environment in Canada, candidates must possess excellent communication skills. Demonstrated experience working at the nexus of business and politics, well-established relationships with political bodies and decision-makers, and the determination to represent the company in trade associations and relevant fora are also essential qualifications.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Serve as a policy professional who will assist in achieving our public policy agenda in Canada including our crafting and executing our government relations, public engagement and social impact strategies
  • Work closely with business partners across the Canadian business
  • Build relationships with political stakeholders including policymakers and administrative authorities at the federal and provincial level, as well as with relevant municipalities
  • Coordinate with trade groups and industry associations
  • Work with other members of the policy team to mobilize all participants in our three-sided marketplace in support of DoorDash’s political strategy
  • Collaborate with policy development to craft policy solutions that serve business needs while serving our community and meeting political realities

We’re excited about you because

  • You have a deep understanding of government relations, including in implementing regulatory and public policy positions and strategies, grassroots organizing, and the mechanics of policymaking
  • You have a proven ability to achieve ambitious policy outcomes
  • You have [6+ years] working experience in the field of public policy or government relations
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, International Affairs, Government, Public Affairs, related field, or equivalent practical experience

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 operators – We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions to lead our company and our industry is what we do on every project, every day.
  • We are learners – 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 committed to learning and implementing what is best for all participants in our three-sided marketplace
  • We are one team – The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights.

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.

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.

British Columbia Pay Range:
$132,000$198,000 CAD