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 Area Coordinator in promoting the general well-being, community living in the village. Please read the Village Assistant Position Description for additional information.

Compensation: VAs earn a 2-bedroom apartment at Lewis and Clark Village. For the 2016-2017 contract period new VAs earn $11,906.00.

2017-2018 VA Application Process

Residence Life will begin accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Villages Assistants on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The VA Application will close on Friday, April 1, 2017.


All VA candidates must complete an online VA application to be considered for the position. The New VA Application opened on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and closed on Friday, March 31, 2017. The Returning VA Application opened on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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 on Friday, April 21 with the position beginning June 1, 2017.

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)

Important Dates

January 24, 2017- New VA Application opened

February 1, 2017- Returning VA Application opened

February 28, 2017- Returning VA Application closed

March 31, 2017- New VA Application closed

April 6-10, 2017- Individual Interviews Offered to Selected Candidates

April 21, 2017- Hiring notifications sent to all candidates

June 1, 2017- VA Training begins


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