The Bancorp Bank

  • VP, Business Continuity

    Job Location US-DE-Wilmington
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Lead the enterprise Business Continuity Program. Perform risk assessments, business impact analyses, and tests of business continuity plans.  Recommend and implement improvements to the program.  Partner with management to ensure that business continuity is ensured both internally and with third-party vendors and partners.  Ensure compliance with governing bodies and frameworks. Partner with risk management teams to evaluate threats to The Bancorp and third-party vendors and partners.


    1. Continuously strengthen the corporate business continuity program and framework. Work closely with the leadership team to ensure the company is protected in the event of an emergency.
    2. Update policies, procedures and plans regularly to ensure they meet business needs and are in accordance with FFIEC and other regulating frameworks. Design and document program policies, processes and practices to effectively ensure that the enterprise programs remain current, align with industry standards and practices as appropriate, and cover all applicable general regulatory requirements.
    3. Plan, conduct, and debrief on business continuity exercises to evaluate the adequacy of existing plans, strategies, redundancy of systems, etc. Review departmental response plans on an annual basis to ensure all business processes can be recovered in appropriate timeframes. Test plans and make recommendations to enhance and continually evaluate and improve plans.
    4. Manage continuity efforts before, during, and after a disruptive event. For predicted events (e.g. severe weather) work with management to determine site plans and mitigate identified risks.  Leverage mass notification tools to manage employee communications.  Available to provide 7x24 support.
    5. Perform post-mortems. Ensure follow-up activities are completed and enhancements are incorporated into plans and programs.
    6. Interface with LOB management on the compliance of business continuity processes, readiness, events and exercise results. Prepare reports for senior management summarizing operational results or accomplishments of specified objectives, goals, or plans. Lead relationships with audit and government regulators on business continuity issues.
    7. Manage business continuity platform implementation and ongoing maintenance (Archer).
    8. Develop and maintain the enterprise-wide business continuity management program including: tools, forms, and instructional guides for staff, procedural and process updates, ongoing training, etc.
    9. Educate employees and managers on business resiliency. Provide educational materials, e.g. webinars, training and communications that improve management’s understanding of the role and importance of business resiliency.
    10. Partner with Third-Party Oversight to review third-party business continuity plans and SOC documents. Make appropriate recommendations as needed to improve outcomes and safeguard internal operations.
    11. Map Third-Party control gaps to internal controls and communicate with the Third-Party Oversight team to ensure plans meet company standards.



    • An undergraduate degree in a related field and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
    • BCI, DRI or equivalent certifications, preferred.
    • A minimum of 5+ years related business continuity and/or disaster recovery.
    • A minimum of 3+ years of risk management and/or audit experience.
    • Experience with audit reports (SOX, SOC, ISAE, etc.) and/or regulatory exams.

    Other Qualifications:

    • Strong working knowledge of audit, business continuity, disaster recovery and risk standards and protocols.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Comfortable presenting to all levels of management.
    • A team player able to work effectively multi-tasking environment.
    • A high level of initiative, creativity and curiosity as well as a willingness to continually learn is critical.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook.
    • Position may be required to travel to different company sites on occasion.
    • Experience with a GRC (e.g. Archer), preferred.
    • Understanding of the FFIEC IT handbook, a plus.

    Employment with The Bancorp includes successfully passing a background check including credit, criminal, OFAC, education and past employment.


    The Bancorp is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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