ACT, Inc. Internship: Project Manager Intern 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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Working Hours: 20-25 hours a week. Will need to be in the office at least three full time days.
Job Description/Responsibilities: The Project Manager plays a key role on the ACTNext team using project management expertise to drive technical readiness in the execution of cross-functional projects.
Establishes, tracks and executes the project schedule, delivering projects on-time and within budget, scope planning, risk management and mitigation
Proactively follows up with others to ensure commitments are on track and stay on track; works with project team resources to make sure the appropriate approval on deliverables is obtained
Create, track and manage project schedules; recognize potential slippage and new dependencies; work with project team to make schedule corrections.
Communicate project status and direction to Project Sponsor and Owner and project team as appropriate
Keeping and distributing meeting minutes and status reports
Keeps stakeholders proactively informed/consulted with prior to sharing information
Provides factual representations of project issues, packages the news with next steps, remediation plans, specific support requests of leaders, and appropriate knowledge of the issue to be able to answer predicted questions
Completion of planning and obtaining commitment to the work
Typical work related activities include:
Work collaboratively with other ACT team members
Attend meetings and take notes
Update project milestone boards
Support events planning activities
Schedule meeting rooms
Coordinate schedules, agendas and documentation
Work effectively with leadership and team members on project management
Experience and Educational Requirements:
Working toward bachelor's degree (preferably in Business, English, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, or related field). Strong communication and organization skills.
Software Package: Work, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Project
Required Level: Basic
TravelNo Travel Required
ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.