Village Assistant

The Village Assistant is the live-in person 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 the village. They serve as a liaison between the University administration and the residents of the village; to foster an atmosphere for student learning, social, cultural and emotional growth in the village by serving as an advisor/counselor to the residents; and to assist the Village Supervisor in promoting the general well-being, community living in the village. Please read the Village Assistant Job Description for additional information.

Compensation: VAs earn a 2-bedroom apartment at Lewis and Clark Village. For the 2015-2016 contract period new VAs earn $11,354.00.

2016-2017 VA Application Process

Residence Life will begin the recruitment process for 2016-2017 Villages Assistants in the Spring 2016 semester.


All New VA candidates must complete the New VA Application to be considered for the position. The VA Application for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available in February 2016. All applications will be screened and individual interviews will be offered to a select number of applications.

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 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, experiences you have been involved in and situation based questions.

Hiring Notification

All VA candidates will be notified of their hiring status in mid-April.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.25 GPA
  • Be a full-time student, 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 (completed 60+ credits)


If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact Sara Agostinelli, Assistant Director of Residence Life at 406-243-5095.