Director, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services - Enterprise Risk Management-2006761
Carnegie Mellon, one of the world leaders in higher education and research, is seeking a highly experienced leader to direct the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services (DR/BC) programs. This leadership position is a part of a growing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) organization within the university. ERM is committed to helping the university actively manage and mitigate the many inherent risks associated with operating a global institution of higher education. The ERM program helps to bolster ongoing efforts to keep the campus community safe and resilient. DR/BC Services provide the guidance, tools, and governance commensurate with the strategic mission and risk tolerance of the university and its divisional units so that they may continue to provide critical services in the event of a disaster or significant business disruption.
As Director of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services, we will look to you to lead and oversee a team of professionals through all aspects of the DR/BC lifecycles, including Emergency Preparedness and Response. You will report directly to the Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management.
StrategicProgramManagement: Lead the DR/BC Services organization including emergency management, disaster recovery and business continuity.
PresentationDevelopmentandDelivery: Develop and deliver presentations that will demonstrate achievement of program goals and objectives, including Key Performance Indicators, Key Risk Indicators, and strategic action plans for future growth and program improvements.
TrainingandEducation: Provide training and awareness education to program customers. This includes but is not limited to group training/workshops, and individual sessions.
BusinessImpactAnalysis: Lead in the execution of Business Impact Analyses, providing a high level of engagement to build relationships with customers and generate a clear and consistent understanding of functional dependencies and recovery requirements.
RiskAssessmentandGapAnalysis: Build reports and socialize results of risk assessment and gap analyses, collaborating with business partners and organizational leadership to generate thoughtful risk management conversations in the effort to prioritize residual risks for remediation.
TechnologyPrioritizationandRecoveryOrchestration: Lead the strategic aspects of disaster recovery, including recovery strategies by use of the cloud, high availability and other solutions to meet recovery requirements. Align closely with Technology teams to successfully demonstrate recovery capabilities of critical technology services.
PlanDevelopment/Management: Provide leadership and direction to Plan Owners and Administrators in the development, approval, and ongoing maintenance of their Plans.
ExerciseManagement: Manage and provide direction in the creation, coordination, facilitation, and communication of DR and BC Exercises. This includes ensuring the provision of Lessons Learned and assignment of action items for resolution.
EmergencyManagementPlanning/Exercising: Lead and collaborate with partners in the ongoing maintenance and exercising of the university's Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, including coordination and periodic testing of emergency communications capabilities.
IncidentCommand: Act as the Incident Commander during business continuity related events. Ensure leadership teams activate and implement the appropriate business continuity plans, and effectively share information in a channeled, accurate and timely manner.
We are looking for someone who exhibits excellent writing, communication, organization, and leadership skills. You should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively in a collaborative environment where you will need to influence diverse constituents. We will seek a leader who has superior planning, and project management skills.
Bachelor's degree in Business Continuity, Information Technology or related field required
7+ years of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity management experience
Certifications specific to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity required
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.