Aspiration is in the business of fighting the climate crisis. We help people and businesses build sustainable impact into what they do every day by making it easy, automated, and powerful -- whether it is in the ways people spend and save their money or the ways businesses engage their customers and employees. The estimated cumulative climate impact of the Aspiration community thus far is the equivalent of taking every car in the state of Connecticut off the road for a year. Aspiration is a certified B Corporation and, in fact, has been named to the “Best for the World” list of the top five percent of highest scored certified B Corporations four years in a row. Aspiration has raised over $250M in funding to date and is growing quickly. This role delivers enterprise wide strategic and operational continuity & crisis response capabilities to Aspiration executives. During normal business operations, the BCP DR Manager will collect information, develop plans, train key staff, and test risk mitigation strategies designed to minimize the likelihood and impact of business disruption events. Should an operational disruption occur, the BCP DR Manager will assist the Operations team and executives in response and recovery efforts. Aspiration Values Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders. Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform. Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star. Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it. Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday.
What You'll Do
Work cross functionally to establish an enterprise business continuity program addressing emergency response and disaster recovery capabilities.
Lead Business Impact Analysis (BIA) efforts across Critical Business Processes across operations and other functions as relevant.
Conduct stakeholder interviews, analyze system dependencies, and prioritize risk mitigation strategies required to maintain continuity of business operations in the event of a crisis.
Establish corporate emergency response plans and support the activation of emergency operations in the event of a crisis.
Cultivate relationships with key leaders in emergency management.
Provide visibility and reporting on critical metrics indicative of operational preparedness.
Ensure the program remains current aligning with evolving business operations, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
What You'll Bring
5+ years’ experience managing and/or leading a business continuity program
Conduct business impact assessments, inclusive of operational processes and technology dependencies, across a diverse landscape of operations/industries.
Identify key business continuity objectives and needed remediations.
Draft disaster recovery plans for industry specific risk scenarios.
Train employees on roles and responsibilities in responding and recovering from a crisis.
Lead tabletop and real-world exercises to test the efficacy of existing plans.
Respond to highly stressful situations and assist with incident/crisis management functions within a command center environment.
Leverage relevant federal, state, and municipal emergency management resources.
Experience with automation and technology associated with BCP and DR programs
Exposure to process improvement, procedure development, or related disciplines preferred.
Relevant professional certifications preferred (CBCI, CBCP, EDRP, ISO CBCM, etc).
Previous experience in the financial industry (banking, investments, etc,) preferred.
Where appropriate, flexibility to work nights and weekends, or on a rotating basis where necessary.
Experience in project management and related disciplines
Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
Ability to partner effectively with technical and business stakeholders
Experience with any eGRC and IRM solutions (i.e. OneTrust, RSA Archer, LogicManager)
Intermediate Excel or Google Sheets experience (i.e. pivot tables, pivotcharts)
Be a champion for organizational behaviors consistent with vendor management and third party risk management best practices and keep abreast of industry trends
Financial Industry Background and/or experience with regulatory authoritative sources and industry practices such as FFIEC Handbooks, OCC Bulletin 2013-29, PCI DSS
What You'll Get
Work for a mission-driven company to transform the lives of millions by building a better, values-oriented financial firm
Competitive Salary and Equity Incentives
Robust Healthcare Plans (medical, dental, vision)
401K & Unlimited Vacation Time
Diverse & Inclusive Culture
Aspiration is proud to be an ESG company. We are an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Diversity at Aspiration is not just compliance-driven. Diversity is our compass to drive equitable practices; to celebrate individuality; and to foster the uniqueness within each of us that makes our products, services, and culture better than most. Yes, we are proud to be a DEI company and we encourage everyone, inside and outside of Aspiration, to show up as you are and as you want to be, every day. This organization participates in E-Verify. Find more information here! #BI-Remote #LI-Remote