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ACT, Inc. Internship: Event Coordinator in Iowa City, Iowa


ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.

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General summary:The Event Coordinator supports the Event Planner, as directed, to deliver quality ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops.

Job Duration: Training would begin on Tuesday, August 18. Requires approximately 20 hours per week at the ACT Corporate Office in Iowa City. Pay is $16 per hour. Each intern should be able to dedicate up to 15 - 20 hours per week to work between the hours of 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST Monday through Friday. The exact work hours are somewhat flexible to accommodate class schedules. The internship will end on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Essential job functions:

  • Coordinate ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops. Workshops duration is from September 8, 2020 – November 20, 2020.

  • Communicate effectively with internal staff and event site contact to coordinate workshop details.

  • Organize attendee registration site within salesforce. Maintain accuracy of salesforce database.

  • Coordinate workshop catering, setup, AV and logistical information.

  • Order and ship materials to workshop site – track shipment.

  • Produce on-site registration sheets for each workshop.

  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.

  • Additional event planning tasks that may be assigned.

Regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in making work-related decisions.


Education and experience: Working towards a degree or certification in event planning or communications.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Demonstrate competence in:

  • Strong listening, speaking and writing skills.

  • Strong relationship skills.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Skilled in using computers, devices and software including word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – preference for (will train).

  • Ability to determine logical solutions to complicated problems.

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple, simultaneous workshops.

Job LocationsUS-IA-Iowa City

Posted Date1 week ago(3/25/2020 5:54 PM)

Job ID2020-1741

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CategoryHidden (31098)

TravelNo Travel Required

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