Mission Continuity and Resiliency Coordinator

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

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MISSION CONTINUITY AND RESILIENCY COORDINATOR, MIT Emergency Management (MIT EM), to support MIT EM’s vision and mission areas by developing a continuity program and working with stakeholders from all sectors of the campus to identify, analyze, prioritize, and promote solutions that make MIT’s teaching, research, and public service functions more resilient to minor disruptions, moderate emergencies, and major disasters.  Will develop a strategy for implementing continuity across MIT; develop continuity plans for all departments, labs, and centers; connect continuity plans with relevant emergency management/response plans; and work with key stakeholders to enhance preparedness and resiliency now and into the future.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least seven years’ professional experience in continuity/resiliency planning and coordination, including experience developing and maintaining continuity plans at organizational and department/unit levels; thorough knowledge of business continuity principles; business continuity practitioner certification (or desire to pursue); excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, and verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to learn MIT/MIT EM systems; experience creating visual presentations and organizing and presenting information in a manner easily understood by the target audience, including senior leadership; interest in continuity planning, resiliency, and climate adaptation; openness to new ideas and ability to adapt to change and influence others; discretion with confidential information/issues; and ability to work effectively under difficult circumstances and during changing conditions (e.g., emergencies, disasters), sometimes with little supervision.  PREFERRED:  advanced degree; basic knowledge of emergency management principles; familiarity with the higher education environment; and training in the Incident Command System (ICS 100, 200, 300, 400) and National Incident Management System (NIMS 700, 800).  Job #22183-9

Working conditions: remaining stationary at a desk and working on a computer for prolonged periods, and lifting weights of up to 15 pounds on occasion.

Must be available for occasional after-hours on-call duty and during non-scheduled hours, including holidays and weekends, to support a crisis or emergency impacting MIT, including performing emergency notification duties.  Maintaining a prolonged presence on campus may be required during a major disaster situation that impacts MIT. Must be able to return to campus within a reasonable timeframe to respond to an emergency situation. Responding to the MIT Emergency Operations Center (EOC), either in-person or remotely, during and outside normal working hours, will occur.

This is a hybrid position (remote/Cambridge, MA).


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