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Working at ACT

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Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. You will be able to receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests, and share opportunities with friends and family through social media or email.

At ACT, your work makes a difference.

As an ACT team member, you’re part of an organization dedicated to an important mission: helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Everything done at ACT is grounded in our three guiding principles:

Holistic - We assess and appreciate each person's unique traits and skills, to help navigate toward college and career success.
Inclusive - We do everything we can to level the playing field for everyone, regardless of needs, backgrounds, or resources.
Transformational - We lead the industry through our research and technology, constantly evolving as an integral part of the learning process.

Career Growth

ACT is committed to your professional development.

Our ACT mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. We bring this goal to life every day, reaching 10 million people in all 50 states and 140 countries. Our 1,200 team members provide assessments and insights to improve lives.

Great Benefits

We deliver a full benefits package, and more.

ACT offers an outstanding benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, generous holidays and paid time off, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, relocation fees, and scholarships for team members’ children.

Work/Life Focus

We encourage work/life balance through flexible work arrangements.

In addition to generous leave time, ACT provides many convenience services to help you juggle your personal and professional life. We also offer flex time and other benefits to make life easier for you.

Health and Wellness

ACT is committed to helping team members thrive.

We provide a Wellness Center with plenty of equipment and showers, a nurse practitioner, fitness classes, and other activities to promote good health. Our campus is bike friendly with racks and repair stations.

Community Relations

We make community connections a part of our mission to improve lives.

ACT offers financial and volunteer support to communities and organizations throughout the nation. We encourage you to make a positive difference.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our leaders bring cross-cultural insights and a boundary-breaking perspective.

ACT team members are dispersed across the U.S. and around the world. Their multicultural and thought diversity enriches our organization and informs the solutions we’re delivering to markets where traditional borders no longer apply. We are constantly looking for talented, committed individuals - from every background - to join us in our mission.

ACT Diversity and Inclusion Policies, Notices and Other Information

ACT’s managers actively recruit, hire, train, retain, and promote employees on the basis of their qualifications and without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Notice of Availability of Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) (PDF)

Pay Transparency Notice (PDF)

State of Ohio Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement (PDF)

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

 

Summer Internship Program

Helping people achieve success starts right on our own campus. We support students in their transition to the workforce by providing hands-on experience through our annual internship program.

The program allows graduate and undergraduate students to work in their field and potentially gain full-time employment based on performance and ACT organization growth.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate: open to juniors or seniors
  • Graduate: must show completion of advanced coursework in area of study
  • Grade point average must be 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities
  • Exhibit excellence in and motivation for learning
  • Embrace empowerment and innovation
  • Support diversity of people and ideas
  • Value and respond to the needs of the customer

Why ACT?

  • Paid 8–10 week internship from June 11, 2018 – August 10, 2018
  • Meaningful projects with dedicated mentors
  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Travel and housing available for those outside a 50-mile radius of Iowa City, Iowa
  • Community involvement through a group volunteer activity
  • Summer Fridays allow for group fun outings
  • Creative Class ranked Iowa City as a second “best Cities for College Grads”
  • Workforce Award from the Corridor Business Journal in the Best Internship Program for College Students Category.

Freelance and Item Writing Positions

 

Item Writers (Education)


ACT item writers are educators from across the United States. They ensure that our English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science Tests represent what is taught in classrooms nationwide and reflect a balance in gender, race/ethnicity, and geographical representation.

 

Test Question Writers (Workforce)


ACT WorkKeys® test question writers have real-world work experience, especially in healthcare, manufacturing, IT, and green jobs. They develop questions from workplace materials that require individuals to read and interpret information, perform applied math, and locate information in tables and graphs. Their experience helps us create realistic test questions.

 

Fairness Consultants


When selecting fairness consultants, ACT looks for reviewers sensitive to and knowledgeable about diversity and representation. Reviewers must effectively apply those skills in evaluating the fairness of standardized test materials administered at the national and state levels.