Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner, Employee and Organizational Development

Knoxville, TN
May 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Tennessee System invites applications for a Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner with Employee and Organizational Development (EOD), located in Knoxville, TN. EOD embraces life-long learning and provides all employees with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Each year, EOD delivers a wide variety of facilitated workshops, seminars, and conferences for the benefit of UT faculty and staff across the state.

The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner position promotes and provides professional and personal development and learning services to university employees and departments statewide; researches, designs, delivers, evaluates, and revises learning programs; leads and implements select learning curricula, including curriculum research, development, and delivery; plans, coordinates, and manages key learning events and programs, such as annual conferences and seminars; coordinates and delivers third-party training programs; consults with departments to develop and deliver customized learning and development solutions; evaluates learning  needs and makes recommendations for fulfillment and curricula; and provides other essential learning-related and HRD functions as needed. As a senior consultant & business partner, provides high-level support to campus or institute leaders and HR professionals in addressing unique learning and development needs. Works collaboratively with the executive director and other EOD staff in ensuring the development of effective working and service relationships within the unit and with campus and institute leaders, HR professionals, learning professionals, and other stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Research, design, develop, and deliver in-person and eLearning training courses and programs, including oversight of certificate curriculumPartner with EOD staff, system and campus leaders to optimize learning solutions that satisfy state-wide professional development needs among employees, with emphasis on strategic initiatives and compliance effectivenessConduct needs analyses and map plan to meet identified needs for assigned business partner unitConsult with campuses, institutes, and/or departments to develop and deliver customized learning and development solutions, strategic planning services, and organizational development interventionsPerform professional and personal development services such as coaching, mentoring, and performance consultingPlan, coordinate, and manage major learning eventsEvaluate, analyze, and assess training needs and fulfillmentOther learning and HRD-related duties as assigned
The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner will support a culture of engagement and belonging by treating others with dignity and respect at all times and by exhibiting conduct that reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will respectfully communicate and cooperate with all employees and will complete all required diversity awareness training to enhance knowledge and eradicate racism in the workplace.


A bachelor’s degree in human resources, adult learning, psychology, sociology, or related field of study is required. A minimum of 5 years of experience in developing and facilitating adult learning events in a productivity-based workplace  and 1-3 years of supervisory experience is also required.

The successful candidate should possess the following required skills and attributes:

    Excellent communication and presentation skills Effective writing skills applicable to course development Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and webinar delivery facilitation tools Familiarization with adult learning principles and how to apply them effectively in learning and performance interventions
The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner must also be able to travel across the state as needed.


A master’s degree is preferred and professional certifications (PHR, SPHR, CPLP, CPT) are preferred.

Additional preferred qualifications include:

    Experience applying learning evaluation methods, organizational development and/or performance coaching experience Learning needs assessment and evaluation experience Knowledge of statistical methods and how to summarize and apply them to training applications
For full consideration, candidates should apply electronically with a cover letter and resume.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Employee & Organizational Development
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 30, 2021, 10:54:24 AM

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