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BCU Analyst, Business Continuity

Req # JR - 027321 Location Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States Job Category Baxter Credit Union Date posted 09/09/2020

As an employer, BCU models the dynamic assets of a top workplace, including confidence in company leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, employee development, workplace flexibility, and a passionate employee culture supporting a unified vision.

At BCU, you'll have a career in a growing organization and an environment that supports your professional and personal growth. For these reasons, BCU has been chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace and a certified Great Place to Work.

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Business continuity analysts develops, coordinates and implements plans to avoid business disruption and ensures the organization can respond to a disaster so that the critical information technology functions can be resumed within a defined time frame, and the amount of loss can be minimized.  

Business Continuity Analyst Duties

  • Coordinating maintenance of and exercising (testing) the recovery plans for each tier 1/critical functional systems.
  • Train employees on the business recovery plan to ensure that everyone knows how to react if a disaster occurs.
  • Participates in risk management analysis and assists with the creation of the business continuity, cotingency, and disaster recovery plans.
  • Implement and administer tools to track and manage event response and recovery.
  • Analyze potential risks and design of recovery plans.
  • Execution, and managing process changes of the disaster recovery program lifecycle.
    Manage BCP test events while working along with both the Business and our third-party vendors.
  • Assist with compiling documentation for all BCP related test events and remediation.
  • Responsible for keeping communication projects on time and meeting required deliverables for assigned projects.
  • Stay current on DR trends and providing recommendations for continuous improvement around our DR strategy.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date DR related system documentation in a continuously changing environment.
  • Assist with events from coordinating status calls, providing clear concise updates.
  • Monitor news sites and social media for activity that may trigger potential events.
  • Translate technology issues into layman terms in support of internal and external communications.
  • Work closely with BCP Planners/Managers to understand and define their critical processes, provide guidance and direction.
  • Conduct annual plan review of all business BCP/DR plans, complete rating scorecard and manage plan review/approval process ensuring all planners and managers sign-off.


  • 3+ years experience in business continuity planning and incident event management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter/motivated/problem solver
  • Highly organized, and collaborative
  • Ability to quickly analyze complex issues and make sound decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal/relationship building skills, with ability to interact with management, business partners and staff
  • Technically strong; working knowledge of system hardware, software, protocols, standards, and back-up software
  • Bachelors of Science in IS or Business preferred
  • CBCP certification highly desirable

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