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Learning & Organizational Development Consultant - Human Resources

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Learning & Organizational Development Consultant - Human Resources

Regular Full-time
Market Range 10 - anticipated hiring range for this position is $48,000 to $52,000.  A comprehensive salary analysis will be performed once a finalist is identified to determine starting salary within the range.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UTK) Human Resources office is seeking a Learning & Organizational Development (L&OD) Consultant. The UTK Human Resources Office provides services to more than 5,000 regular faculty and staff, as well as temporary and student employees.  Our office values excellence and inclusion by building relationships with respect, integrity, accountability and care.  Our Learning & Organizational Development team seeks to add creative, collaborative team members with a strong commitment to service while adding value to our campus constituents’ missions. Our HR team is highly active across our campus and broader community and is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and inclusion goals of the University. We offer a culture that is supportive of respect, equity and broad participation to meet the needs of our campus.

Position Summary

This position provides direct learning and development services to UTK area units. Responsibility includes leadership development and related services including learning events, strategic planning, professional development, performance improvement, consultation, and coaching. The position works closely with the L&OD Manager, departments, and other HR team members to determine learning, development and individual interventions that provide appropriate, comprehensive, and timely solutions.


    Consult with department heads, deans, directors, and supervisors as requested to provide needs analysis, organizational development, leadership development, professional coaching, performance consulting, team activities, and strategic planning. Identify organization needs and design, implement and evaluate comprehensive learning and development activities, training plans and programs to support those needs. Partner with other HR units as leadership or team development needs are identified to maximize service to campus and institutes. Liaise with internal subject matter experts and training providers to design and deliver comprehensive learning services. Collaborate with various university partners to provide development services and inclusive events and celebrations for the campus community.Stay current on progressive and cutting edge learning programs and formats, effective training resources, certifications, flexible and varied learning packages, evaluation of learning/training activity. Serve on various university and community committees, commissions, and boards to support a healthy learning environment. Develop webinars and other synchronous/asynchronous learning events Develop programming or give assistance to campus partners to provide various professional development conference and workshop learning opportunities for the campus community such as leadership, civility, inclusive environment, communication, etc.

Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and 4 years’ experience in providing adult learning services or other learning programs to include needs analysis, classes, workshops, programs, events, and conferences.Experience in facilitation of planning or event sessions. Experience in consulting on a variety of leadership issues.Experience in providing organizational development services.Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, as well as other learning presentation platforms such as Prezi and on-line.
Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degreeMediation certification or training; Certification with DISC, MBTI, and/or leadership coaching
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Knowledge of adult learning theory and best practices. Knowledge of organizational development theory.Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution strategies.Skilled in the development and facilitation of adult learning or other learning events; classes, conferences, workshops, programs, etc. Ability to plan and facilitate planning/organizational sessions. Ability to conduct needs analysis.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Human Resources
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 21, 2021, 10:36:17 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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