Acquiring diverse talent will continue to have a positive impact on the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI). It is the mission of UTFI HR to acquire the most qualified individuals for open positions. The Talent Acquisition process is guided by a commitment to diversity through equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more details, see the UTFI quick guide:
Talent Acquisition and appointment processes vary depending upon the category of the new/vacant position. A member of the UTFI HR staff is available to assist and provide guidance throughout the process.
UTFI HR will review submission, evaluate and classify the position as warranted, notify the unit of the results and share a draft position announcement. Upon receipt of the final announcement, UTFI HR works with UT Office of Equity & Diversity (OED) and UT Recruitment Office to post the vacancy. Announcements are posted online through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and in print media that specialize in diverse Talent Acquisition.
Exempt searches require a search committee. UTFI HR will conduct an initial charge meeting prior to the vacancy posting with the committee or search chair. The charge outlines the expectations and actions of a fair and equitable search process.
Candidates submit applications electronically and can include other documents (i.e. cover letter, resume, references, etc.) that the candidate wishes to submit or that have been requested by the hiring unit. Applicant information will be shared electronically allowing for quicker receipt and review.
Refer to UTFI Policy 7.13, Talent Acquisition.