A Partnership with Blue Icon Advisors

Napier Executive Search has embarked on a partnership with Blue Icon Advisors. Blue Icon Advisors is the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ consulting service for colleges, universities, and career schools. As trusted advisors to financial aid professionals, Blue Icon provides consulting, operational reviews, leadership coaching, and custom training to financial aid and enrollment management practitioners. The field of financial aid for postsecondary education requires continuous and cumulative understanding of regulations, institutional compliance with those regulations, and effective customer service for students and families. Blue Icon offers clarity and practical advice to their clients.

Going forward, each financial aid director search conducted by Napier Executive Search will include a customized package of Blue Icon Advisors’ virtual group coaching or one-on-one executive coaching.  Napier Executive Search already pledges to find candidates with strong credentials and characteristics that match each institution’s needs. Now, we can further that commitment by assisting the selected candidate to gain additional training and coaching to bolster their success. “We are grateful to our friends at Blue Icon Advisors for the important work they do and for sharing our commitment to support best practices in financial aid that benefits institutions and students. Aligning our efforts to ensure success for financial aid practitioners as enrollment leaders is at the heart of this partnership,” said Mary Worland Napier, principal at Napier Executive Search.

“Blue Icon is pleased to be working with Napier Executive Search to ensure financial aid offices are staffed with leaders equipped to face the many challenges that will surely come their way in their new positions,” said Blue Icon Advisors Executive Director Mindy Eline. “Our knowledgeable and experienced team of consultants stand ready to provide financial aid directors with coaching and consulting services that will support their transition into their new role or position.”

If you work at a college or university planning to search for a director of financial aid, contact Mary Worland Napier to learn more about Napier Executive Search, our successful efforts to identify top financial aid talent, and our partnership with Blue Icon Advisors.