The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Human Resources Consultant reports to the Human Resources Officer. This multi-faceted position provides general human resources guidance and services throughout UTIA. Primary clients include UTIA Administration and institute-level service departments providing functional support across the state. Responsible for institute-level Recruiting, Employee Relations, and Compensation services including collaboration with UTK and UT System partners. Administers institute-wide programs and committees including compliance monitoring and reporting. Processes human resources documentation ensuring timeliness and accuracy, monitors departmental expenses, and performs administrative duties, particularly related to departmental communications and compliance. Collaborates with HR peers assigned to all four UTIA units (Herbert College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Extension, and UT AgResearch) to provide both direct and/or supplemental HR support based on real-time demands and functional needs.
The UT Institute of Agriculture provides Real. Life. Solutions. to some of society's most pressing issues. Through its statewide presence and its international work, the UT Institute of Agriculture is creating a global impact. UTIA is home to the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT AgResearch and its ten centers across the state, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, and UT Extension, which has a presence in all ninety-five Tennessee counties. It also boasts the Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture as well as the State Botanical Garden of Tennessee. Through teaching, research, and outreach, UTIA seeks to support food, fiber, and energy systems; enrich the economy; enhance biodiversity and environmental quality; develop the workforce; and strengthen the health of humans and animals.
As a land-grant institute, we provide Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery, and service.
Over the next decade, we will excel as an Institute by developing solutions and services that advance agriculture, education, natural resource management, human and animal health, and our communities.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.