The Stall Seat Journal-Co-Editor (Student Wage)

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-02-15
Req: R0003051
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.

The Co-Editor position is intended for a student who has already worked with the Stall Seat Journal as either a Campaign Assistant or a Graphic Designer.

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:

Co-Editor Duties:

  • Create, revise, and manage content manuscript for posters with input from supervisor and other team members.  Work in the office at least twice per week.
  • Gather input on content and provide feedback on design drafts at group workshops four times per month.  Lead some discussions by asking questions to generate constructive input about key issues.
  • Review design drafts and provide editorial feedback to help designer achieve publication-ready posters.


  • 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.
  • Collaborate to create and manage content manuscript for posters based on health promotion best practices, emerging issues, and historical context. 
  • Manage time to meet production schedule deadlines. 
  • Be available to work about 4 hours per week during business hours (M-F 8-5), on a regular schedule agreed upon by student and supervisor.
  • Attend four 1-hour workshops per month at days and times mutually agreed upon by team. 
  • Facilitate constructive discussions, including discussing sensitive issues.  Coordinate collaboration with CAs interested in contributing to writing process. 
  • 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.


  • Pay of $12 per hour.  Co-Editor will work an average of 16-18 hours per month.
  • Have fun and make a positive impact.  Fulfill a leadership role 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.

For more information, contact Jamie Leonard at [email protected] or (434) 924-1511.

Position Compensation Range: $7.25 - $17.00 Hourly

Additional Instructions:

For consideration please submit complete applicant materials by 12:00pm EST on Wednesday March 6, 2019.

Applicants will receive instructions Friday, March 8 to prepare a mock Stall Seat Journal manuscript by 5 pm on Wednesday, March 20th.  Interviews will also be scheduled. 

Applicants participate in an interview March 27-29. Co-Editor will be selected and all interviewees notified of their status April 5

Required Applicant Materials:

Please include the following documents:

-Resume (with required information) please include: name, email address, phone number and anticipated graduation date and list activities and nature of commitment of level of involvement.

-Cover Letter expressing interest in position

-Open Questions (please see question requirements below)

Please answer the following questions in less than 250 words each.

Why are you interested in working as the Co-Editor of 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, generating ideas for content, and receiving feedback in a team setting.  Please describe your strengths in leading and serving a team in respectful, positive, and constructive ways.
This position involves soliciting input, creating drafts, managing feedback, revising and refining drafts, and meeting production schedule deadlines.  Please describe your specific experience with these activities.  I value your experience of these processes related to ANY skill or interest (eg writing, design, marketing, program leadership, etc.).
What do you anticipate as your greatest challenge if you were to be Co-Editor?  How will you work to overcome this challenge?

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/16/2019
Application Due: 2/19/2019
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