The Stall Seat Journal-Graphic Designer (Student Wage)
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-02-15
About the Stall Seat Journal
The Stall Seat Journal is a social norms marketing campaign produced by the Office of Health Promotion in Student Health. The goal of the Stall Seat Journal is to empower UVA students to make healthy choices by (1) correcting misperceptions and (2) providing accurate information about minimizing risks, accessing resources, and supporting others. Two issues are distributed each month of the academic year. Posters are displayed in bathrooms in first year and transfer student residence halls and in common spaces like libraries, Newcomb, and Student Health. Student workers produce and distribute the Stall Seat Journal with Health Promotion staff.
Graphic Designer Duties:
Design and revise Stall Seat Journal posters that complement the content, appeal to the target audience, and reflect the professional image of Student Health. Work in the office twice per week. Provide input on content and gather feedback on design drafts at group workshops three times per month. Lead some discussions by asking questions to generate constructive feedback on design aspects. Design other marketing materials as assigned.
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.
- Be an undergraduate student at UVA for the 2019-2020 academic year and be present in Charlottesville both semesters.
- Be present in Charlottesville to attend required training and begin work (full day) on Thursday, August 22, 2019, BEFORE classes begin.
- Effectively use Adobe Creative Cloud programs (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) to create appealing posters. Software is provided, but software training will NOT be provided. Be available to work 4-5 hours per week during business hours (M-F 8-5), on a regular schedule agreed upon by student and supervisor. Manage time to meet production schedule deadlines.
- Attend three 1-hour workshops per month at a day and time mutually agreed upon by team. Work collaboratively with team of students and staff to generate feedback and revise designs accordingly. Be open to discussing sensitive issues related to health.
- Abide by all department and University policies when functioning in work role.
- Work no more than 20 hours per week total through all UVA employment.
Additional Perks and Information:
- Pay of $12 per hour. Graphic Designers work an average of 20 hours per month.
- Have fun and make a positive impact. Participate on a dynamic team working to improve student well-being.
- Learn! Develop personal, interpersonal, and career skills. Gain knowledge of health issues and health promotion theory.
- Get perks like a cool t-shirt, a free flu shot, and new friends.
For more information, contact Jamie Leonard at [email protected] or (434) 924-1511.Position Compensation Range: $7.25 - $17.00 Hourly
For consideration please submit complete application material by 12:00pm (EST) on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Finalists will be notified Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and invited to prepare a mock Stall Seat Journal by noon on Friday, March 29, 2019. Interviews will also be scheduled for finalists. All other applicants will be notified of their status. Finalists participate in an interview April 1-3. Finalists bring work samples to share at interview. Graphic Designers will be selected and all interviewees will be notified of their status by April 12, 2019. A selected Graphic Designer(s) may refine their mock issue for use during Summer Orientation.
All applicants, whether selected or not, will have the opportunity to get constructive feedback from the department in order to build skills for the future.
Required Documents include:
-Resume: Please include the following information: Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Anticipated Graduation Date, Activities, and Commitments.
-Provide at least two- three references including the name, relationship and contact information (phone and email address)
-Open Questions Responses (please see required questions below)
Please answer the following questions in less than 250 words each.
Why are you interested in working as a Graphic Designer with the Stall Seat Journal?
What skills and strengths do you bring to the position? In what areas are you hoping to grow as a result of the position?
This position involves discussing diverse perspectives, receiving feedback, and responding to feedback in a team setting. Please describe your strengths in contributing to a team and responding to feedback in respectful, positive, and constructive ways.
This position involves managing feedback, revising drafts (a lot!!), and meeting production schedule deadlines. Please describe your specific experience with these activities. We value your experience of these processes related to ANY skill or interest (eg writing, sports, program leadership, etc.).
Please describe your specific experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop (proficiency REQUIRED).