Sr. Program Specialist ACT, Inc. Iowa City

Title Sr. Program Specialist
Date 17 September 2020
Company ACT, Inc.
City Iowa City

Short Description :

Documentation of internal process functions and jobrelated procedures Helping team members achieve education and workplace success of their own advances the ACT mission on a daily basis A minimum of 3 years of experience in an ,…

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Sr. Program Specialist

We are seeking a Sr. Program Specialist with at least three years of office experience to help us fulfill our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. This is position is based at the ACT Headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Sr. Program Specialist will perform a variety of activities which support management of ACT’s global test center network, including supporting business processes to support standardized test administration and delivery (online and paper) of ACT assessments to customers. Perform specialized administrative and production tasks and assist in the general support of test administration functions for all programs as needed.
What you will be working on:
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and maintain documentation of internal process functions and job-related procedures.
  • Conduct quality control steps to ensure accuracy of output and materials.
  • Create and maintain documentation of internal processes and job-related procedures and work with team leads and management on coordination of team processes as needed to help ensure uniform application of policies, procedures and processing/delivery schedules.
  • Communicate and escalate issues and problems, with suggested solutions, to leaders.
  • Provide phone coverage for seven Friday and Saturday ACT test dates and other test dates as assigned, including possible evening hours

This could be the job for you if you have (minimum requirements):
  • Ability to promote and provide excellent customer experience
  • Skills with data collection and evaluation and data manipulation
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to adapt to and be flexible working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, while maintaining high quality in all aspects of work
  • Ability to take the initiative to understand and use-changing systems, technology, and processes
  • High school diploma required or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in an office, clerical, administrative, and/or customer service environment
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Fluency with office productivity technology required, preferably with Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access and Outlook programs.

It’s a plus if you have:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication/writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative with customers, partners, vendors and with team members across the organization
  • Ability to be self-directed and independently recognize and resolve issues
Your Work Makes a Difference

ACT team members are part of an organization dedicated to an important mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Everything we do contributes to this mission, including team member events, professional development resources, community outreach opportunities and solid benefit offerings. Helping team members achieve education and workplace success of their own advances the ACT mission on a daily basis.

You will be joining a tenured and well-established ACT business unit and be part of a hard-working and collaborative team working from the Iowa City office and across the world.

Learning is the Future – About ACT

When ACT was founded in 1959, it disrupted the assessment industry with a new approach to helping students better understand their readiness so they could take steps to improve it. By leveraging our expertise and authority in assessment and research, we will again disrupt the industry—helping more people learn, better measure their progress, and improve their navigation through life’s transitions.

More than ever before, ACT is fulfilling its mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. We’re doing it by pushing the boundaries of learning innovation through the work of our people, who we call team members because we’re all in this together.

We know transformation does not come without challenge. That’s why ACT invests in a variety of experiences for team members to strengthen their connections, explore ideas, learn from customers, and celebrate success.

Learn more about working at ACT at!

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