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 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 accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Villages Assistants on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The VA Application will close on Friday, April 1, 2016.


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 22, 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)

Important Dates

February 17, 2016- New VA Application and Returning VA Application opens

March 11, 2016- Returning VA Application closes

April 1, 2016- New VA Application closes

April 11-15, 2016- Individual Interviews Offered to Selected Candidates

April 22, 2016- Hiring notifications sent to all candidates


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