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 2014-2015 contract period new VAs earn $10,806.

VA Application Process


All New VA candidates must complete the New VA Application to be considered for the position. The VA Application for the 2015-2016 academic year will open on February 1, 2015 and will close on March 20, 2015. 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. These interviews will take place in early April 2015. 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 late 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)

Important Dates

February 1, 2015- New VA Application and Returning VA Application Opened

February 28, 2015- Returning VA Application Closed

March 20, 2015- New VA Application Closes

Early April- VA Individual Interviews

Late April- Hiring notifications sent to all candidates


If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact Cheryl Greely, Lewis and Clark Village Office Manager, at 406-552-3409.