Government Affairs Manager

12 Feb, 2020


Government Affairs Manager

Dunkin’ Brands
Remote/Chicago, IL

Who We Are-


With an energy that is infectious and a singular dedication to building on our successes, our people have grown our company into one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants with more than 19,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide. The success that we have built from our many years of creating products that people love is something we delight in sharing with our approximately 1,100 employees. But the best part about working at Dunkin’ Brands is being associated with well-known brands that people identify with great taste, delicious products and consistent service across the globe.


We are poised for even greater success, and we need enthusiastic people who are looking for career growth at a company that encourages innovation and nurtures entrepreneurial thinking. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment, have a positive attitude, and are looking for a company that invests in its employees then please apply!  For more information, please visit


What You’ll Be Working On-

The Government Affairs Manager will be responsible for crafting strategy at the state and local levels and overseeing political engagement and lobbying related objectives across multiple markets. The Manager will interface with state industry associations and engage in the creation and management of relationships with stakeholder groups and coalitions. In this capacity, the Manager will advocate for the priorities and goals of Dunkin’ Brands. Working for and under the direction of the Director of Government Affairs, the Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with industry lobbyists, elected officials, regulators and staff in order to advocate effectively for the legislative and regulatory policy goals of the Brand
  • Monitoring and evaluating proposed legislation in order to identify public policy issues, assess their impact on the Brand, and develop recommendations and solutions
    • Developing and managing state and local grassroots advocacy campaigns
    • Facilitating engagement initiatives and promoting public officials visits to home office or restaurant locations across the country
  • Monitoring, researching, and analyzing proposed legislative and regulatory development and how they impact the brand
  • Regularly communicating with Dunkin’ Brands franchisees
  • Preparing and presenting verbal and written status updates on legislative, regulatory and policy developments and position papers to internal stakeholders
  • Drafting correspondence to elected officials and government agencies
  • Drafting periodic government affairs reports and newsletter to franchisees
  • Assisting with lobbying disclosure compliance requirements for team
  • Providing miscellaneous support to team in field, as needed

What You Should Know-

  • Estimated 40% travel
  • Supports key markets such as CA, NY, IL & NJ
  • Person will work out of their home and must be based in Chicago


What You’ll Need-

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Political Science or Communications degree preferred
  • 5 to 7+ years of experience working in public policy or government affairs and familiarity with the legislative and regulatory process
  • In house, corporate government affairs experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of and experience with public policy, political and campaign advocacy, public affairs programs, and campaign management concepts
  • Excellent planning, organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional written, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and business problem solving skills
  • Ability to build strong partnerships across all areas and levels of the organization
  • Self-motivation and ability to work proactively and independently, troubleshoot, and work well under pressure

Apply here

Job posted: 2020-02-12