Village Assistant

The Village Assistant is a live-in staff member responsible for an assigned area within Lewis and Clark Village working with 2-3 individual apartment buildings. The Village Assistant works in all phases of resident living with their supervisor responsible for Lewis and Clark Village. They serve as a liaison between the University administration and the residents of LCV, and foster an atmosphere for student learning, social, cultural, and emotional growth by serving as an advisor/counselor to the residents. They also assist the Area Coordinator in promoting the general well-being of the student community living in LCV. Please read the Village Assistant Position Description for additional information.

Compensation: VAs earn a 2-bedroom apartment at Lewis and Clark Village.

VA Application Process

The New VA Application opens November 1, 2019, and closes March 9, 2020. The Returning VA Application opens February 1, 2020, and closes February 28, 2020. At this time there are no VA openings for Spring 2020 but if that changes priority consideration will be given to application received by November 15, 2019. Regardless, all applications submitted by March 9, 2020 will be considered for 2020-2021 VA openings. 


All VA candidates must complete an online VA Application to be considered for the position. 

VA Application

Individual Interview

VA candidates that are offered an individual interview must participate in the interview to be considered for the position. This interview will consist of a question and answer session with the questions being more biographical in nature so we can get to know who you are, why you are interested in being a VA, and what kind of activities, jobs, and experiences you have been involved in. Situation-based questions will also be asked.

Hiring Notification

All VA candidates will be notified of their hiring status on April 8, 2020, with the position beginning on June 1, 2020.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.25 GPA
  • Be a full-time student, either graduate or undergraduate (12-18 credits)
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Interest in working with people
  • Qualify to live in Lewis and Clark Village

Important Dates

November 1, 2019 - New VA Application Opens

February 1, 2020 - Returning VA Application Opens

February 28, 2020 - Returning VA Application Closes

March 9, 2020 - New VA Application Closes

March 23-31, 2020 - Individual Interviews Offered to Selected Candidates

April 8, 2020 - Hiring Notifications Sent to All Candidates

June 1, 2020 - VA Training Begins


If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact John Nugent, Assistant Director of UM Housing, at (406) 243-2611.