Mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.
At ACT, our mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. ACT team members bring this mission to life.
Our more than 1,100 team members are driven to make a meaningful difference—and it shows. ACT reaches millions of people in all 50 states and more than 130 countries worldwide. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions that empower individuals with insights to succeed from elementary school through career. For students, educators, policymakers, job searchers, and more, our research and insights help improve lives.
When it comes to our benefits, we deliver the full package.
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Is a traditional 8:30 to 5:00, Monday through Friday schedule not the best fit for you? We support flexible work arrangements to help you balance your work and personal life.
Summertime equals crazy, busy time. In the summer, if you work at least 37.5 hours by noon on Friday you can take the rest of the afternoon off!
We are committed to our mission and want you to experience workplace success at ACT. Learning is an exciting, never-ending journey. We have an Academy for Continuous Learning to explore countess learning opportunities.
Great people, great music, great food – it doesn’t get much better than that. We celebrate our accomplishments and show our appreciation by jamming out every summer during our Groovin’ on the Green event and at our Mix & Jingle event around the holidays. We also have a variety of other events to keep us connected and to find out what’s happening at ACT.
Every fall, we dedicate a full week to our United Way campaign and pick a new, funky theme each year. Our week long campaign brings all team members – on and off campus – together to make a difference in our communities.
Our Corporate Giving Committee gives back to our communities. We donate to numerous organizations dedicated to local education, human and social needs, community betterment, and disaster relief.
We want to help you achieve happiness, health, and well-being. Our Iowa City Wellness at ACT program offers a free state-of-the-art Wellness Center, onsite monthly 10-minute chair massages, fitness classes, and a nurse practitioner. We offer onsite convenience services including a weekly food box program to deliver fresh, local food right to work, plus prescription and dry cleaning delivery. We participate in the National Bike Challenge, sponsor individual and team fitness challenges throughout the year, and have fun outings like our annual ACT Golf Blast.
Who We Serve
Each year, our nonprofit organization reaches millions of people in all 50 states and in more than 130 countries worldwide. Our research and assessments yield vital insights about college and career readiness. These insights:
Most people know us for the ACT® college readiness assessment—the college admissions and placement test taken by more than 1.8 million high school graduates every year. But that’s just one aspect of our wide-ranging work.
We believe in the value of early engagement, data, and preparation for both college and career. We offer comprehensive assessment, research, information, and program management services to support education and workforce development. Over the years, ACT has earned a reputation as a thought leader, as well as the trust of educators, practitioners, and policymakers.
ACT research informs policy decisions and helps develop programs that boost lifelong learning potential in schools and workplaces around the world. Above all, we’re passionate about making a difference in all we do.
ACT team members contribute to our organization from coast to coast and even from other countries. We recognize the importance of hiring skilled team members who will thrive in our company culture. We’re open to exploring workplace options to match your location needs. View current career opportunities at ACT locations.
I worked at ACT full-time
Great place to work when mission is driving things
Culture and climate is changing. Used to be mission-driven. Not any more
The interview process was quite long (over 2 months), and consisted of multiple phases. Overall, though, everyone was very professional throughout the process. My only complaint is the length of time invested for a non-managerial position.
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