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ACT, Inc. | Diversity Employer


ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Grounded in more than 60 years of research, ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness. Each year, ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies, and employers in the US and around the world with learning resources, assessments, research, and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through career. 

Transforming the World of Learning

Our Past, Present, and Future
ACT’s work to transform the very nature of learning and measurement over six decades has helped millions of students and career professionals define and achieve success. We invite you to follow the journey from our past to our future as we continue to transform ourselves and the ecosystem of learning.

Our North Star
We exist to fight for fairness in education and create a world where everyone can discover and fulfill their potential.
ACT is emerging from the ongoing effects of the pandemic with an unwavering commitment and strengthened capacity to fight for fairness in education and create a world where everyone can discover and fulfill their potential.
We invite you to learn more about the great work ACT team members delivered on in 2021 by reading 2021 Year in Review: Bringing Our North Star to Life.

Our Mission

Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success

Your Work Makes a Difference at ACT

ACT team members are part of an organization dedicated to an important mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success. We offer career opportunities at every experience level and are looking for people to join our team who are passionate about making a difference!

Life at ACT

Help us create a world where everyone can discover and fulfill their potential. Our mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success, and that includes you.

We believe that equity in education and learning can deliver success on an unlimited scale. The enthusiasm for this challenging, rewarding, and essential work is unwavering among our team members. As a purpose-led, nonprofit organization with an important mission, we are big enough to effect real change - yet small and flexible enough for you to personally have an impact.

We are evolving our organization while staying true to the strong foundations on which we were built over 60 years ago. Our research informs and inspires us, and we apply it to real world issues, using technology and ingenuity to unlock opportunities to meet the changing needs of those we serve.

Our Culture

Our values are a clear statement of who we are and how we show up. The driving force behind everything at ACT is care.

  • Champion Equity : Together, deliver on ACT’s mission and North Star. Open doors to increase equity, access, and success.
  • Understand, then Act Quickly: Listen to those you serve, learn about their needs and how we can help. Be nimble. Take the lead and seek to be led. Build and maintain their trust. Delight our customers.
  • Strive for Better: Use data and insight to continuously improve, innovate, and create sustainable value. Move swiftly with a relentless sense of urgency. Create confidence in our solutions and success in our delivery. Be accountable, trust others, and know when to step back and cheer them on.
  • Be All in to Help Others: Embrace your own power to create opportunities for others to thrive. Be passionate and persevere, come with solutions, and hold up the bridge to get it done.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

ACT team members are located across the U.S. and bring invaluable multiculturalism and thought diversity that informs and enriches all that we do.

ACT is as much a champion for equity, access, and success for our team members as we are for education and the workforce. We aim to provide an environment where team members are appreciated for their work and contributions. We are advocates for each other and are actively exploring more ways to capture diverse perspectives and experiences.

We are continually seeking to create a more diverse and inclusive set of voices internally, to ensure that we are better able to understand and address the needs of all students, educators, and the wider workforce – particularly the underserved. This is how our team members have real world impact.

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