A disaster recovery coordinator develops and manages a disaster recovery plan for a business or government department in an efficient and effective manner. They operate data center production systems and equipment, report distribution, provide service level support, and facilitate backup disaster recovery planning functions. A disaster recovery coordinator manages the administration, development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures related to disaster recovery. During a disaster, this senior- level consultant is responsible for the continued operations of his or her employer’s infrastructure.
Disaster recovery coordinators must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as superior leadership capabilities. The ability to problem-solve effectively and work under high-stress conditions is crucial for this position. Good public speaking skills and the ability to motivate other employees is also beneficial. A good business sense and the ability to see the larger picture is good for this job as well.
Most disaster recovery coordinators have an undergraduate degree in business, economics, or a related field. A graduate degree in a related field is also beneficial. Seven years or more of experience in the field or related area is usually required to be a disaster recovery coordinator. The working environment of a disaster recovery coordinator is usually an office environment.
Disaster Recovery Coordinator Tasks
Assist DR Manager in establishing, maintaining, and testing contingency plans for potential disaster and business interruption scenarios.
Assist with creating DR budgets.
Interpret federal and state regulations and ensure compliance of contingency plans.
Assist with the creation and administering of contingency plan training.
Analyze and prepare reports on the risk impact of potential disasters on essential business functions and information systems.