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Director, Continuity

Director, Continuity

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US-NY-New York
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Band 54
Public Safety (WS2053)
Emergency Preparedness and Communications

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Position Summary

NYU Department of Public Safety’s Director of Continuity will be the subject matter expert in all aspects of governance, operations and business continuity. He/she will be responsible for authoring and managing the Enterprise continuity plan and program interacting with the entire NYU enterprise of schools, departments and organizations in the United States and abroad. The Director will continually monitor the applicability and currency of continuity plans for NYU’s New York Campus as well as for the Global Academic Centers. The result of this positon will be an organized continuity program that supports the University to plan for, operate during, and recover from a small to most likely large man-made or natural incident. This position will work to ensure that the university is resilient, can govern the enterprise, conduct operations and support recovery. This position will work in collaboration with the Emergency Management Team to create dynamic, HSEEP-compliant exercises. This position will also have 24/7 responsibilities during times of emergency.


Required Education:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Computer Science.

Preferred Education:
Master’s Degree in a related field, especially a MBA

Required Experience:
Minimum of 7-10 years of Continuity or program management work; or masters or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience of continuity or program management work experience. Minimum of 5 years effectively supervising the work of others.

Preferred Experience:
Experience working in a global enterprise or higher education

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated expert in the field of continuity and/or crisis management. Demonstrated familiarity with regulatory requirements and best practices regarding continuity. Detail oriented, effective oral and written communication skills, collaboration and problem solving skills. Demonstrated diverse understanding of technology systems or the ability to quickly master such. The successful candidate should also have a strong drive to continuously improve processes for reduced downtimes and improved day to day function. This individual should be a strong collaborator and effective communicator who can manage multiple concurrent processes and initiatives. S/he is adept at identifying gaps and designing solutions that are easy to implement before, during and after a crisis throughout NYU’s global enterprise. The Director is also a dynamic presenter capable of developing and conducting training program in support of continuity efforts. The successful applicant should have minimally taken the following incident command system courses: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, and IS 800. Experience with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a NY driver license.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Project Management Professional and/or Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) or similar preferred or the skills and knowledge that would lead to CBCP certification within 6 months.

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EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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