Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner, Employee & Organizational Development (UT System)

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Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner, Employee & Organizational Development (UT System)
Market Range 10

About the UT System

The University of Tennessee is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, and Pulaski; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service. 

The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations, and citizens statewide.

The University of Tennessee System, through its multiple campuses and institutes, serves the people of Tennessee and beyond through the discovery, communication, and application of knowledge. The System is committed to providing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs in a diverse learning environment that prepares students to be leaders in a global society. The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach, and public service contributes to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans.

The Opportunity

The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner 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

    Research, design, develop, and deliver in-person and eLearning training courses and programs, including oversight of certificate curriculum. Partner 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 effectiveness. Conduct needs anayses and map plan to meet identified needs for assigned business partner unit.Consult with campuses, institutes, and/or departments to develop and deliver customized learning and development solutions, strategic planning services, and organizational development interventions. Perform professional and personal development services such as coaching, mentoring, and performance consulting.Plan, coordinate, and manage major learning events. Evaluate, analyze, and assess training needs and fulfillmentOther learning and HRD-related duties as assigned
The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner supports 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 inclusion, diversity, and engagement (IDE.) The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner respectfully communicates and cooperates with all employees and actively participates in diversity awareness learning and development opportunities to enhance knowledge and create equality in the workplace.

The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the systemwide mission and fully embrace the University’s Be One UT Values. The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner must be a creative, organized, enthusiastic professional, with the demonstrated ability to work well independently and problem-solve in a fast-changing environment, and must also demonstrate maturity, sound judgment, professional fortitude, and the ability to navigate successfully within a large and complex system of higher education.

Education and Experience

    A bachelor's degree in Human resources, adult learning, psychology, sociology or related field of study required.A master's degree in Human resources, adult learning, psychology, sociology or related field of study preferred.Professional certifications (i.e., PHR, SPHR, CPLP, CPT) are also preferred.Minimum of 5 years' experience in developing and facilitating adult learning events in a productivity-based workplace preferred.1-3 years' supervisory experience preferred.Experience applying learning evaluation methods, organizational development and/or performance coaching experienc preferred.  Learning needs assessment and evaluation experience preferred.  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Senior Learning Consultant & Business Partner will possess:

    Excellent communication and presentation skills required.Effective writing skills applicable to course development required. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and webinar delivery facilitation tools required. Familiarization with adult learning principles and how to apply them effectively in learning and performance interventions required. Must be able to travel across the state as needed.Knowledge of statistical methods and how to summarize and apply them to training applications preferred.
Application Process

For full consideration, candidates should apply electronically using the link below with a cover letter addressing their interest in and qualifications for the role, resume, and list of professional references.

Compensation for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. For more information on the University of Tennessee’s benefits, visit

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Employee & Organizational Development
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 10, 2022, 3:35:39 PM


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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