Careers at Blue Icon Advisors

You have what it takes to be a Blue Icon consultant!

Share your expertise and passion for the financial aid profession. Blue Icon Advisors is looking for financial aid professionals at all levels to join our team of independent consultants.

Apply to be an Independent Consultant

What's in it for You?

As an independent consultant, you will work directly with financial aid colleagues across the country, which will allow you to:

  • Expand your own professional network.
  • Have direct exposure to new challenges, offering an opportunity for your own professional development.
  • Learn new things to bring back to your own institution and/or apply to future consulting projects.
  • Share your extensive experience with colleagues who really need your help and guidance.
  • Earn additional income.

We are looking for your unique experience, expertise, and interests to assist clients across the country. You have the flexibility to choose your projects with Blue Icon. Work may take place on-site or virtually, depending on the client's needs. Most projects occur virtually. 

Read more about our service areas and the projects we perform.

How to Apply

To be considered as an independent consultant, you must apply online and provide the requested documentation. 

Minimum Requirements
  • At least five years of experience in administering Title IV federal financial aid. 
    • For interim leadership assignments, this experience must be at the director level or above.
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze problems and communicate creative and thoughtful solutions.
  • The ability to take direction, but also be a self-starter.
  • Thorough knowledge of Title IV student financial aid regulations and the higher education landscape. 
    • Preference given to applicants with NASFAA credentials and/or the FAAC® designation. 
  • Experience with financial aid processing, operations, automation, and/or implementing corrective action plans.
  • A background working with financial aid management systems, such as PeopleSoft, Banner, PowerFAIDS, Colleague, WorkDay, Regent, Jenzabar, Anthology, and/or CAMS.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Additional Notes
  • Because independent consultants sign an agreement with Blue Icon, it is recommended that you have permission from your institution and/or immediate supervisor to represent yourself as a financial aid expert, if currently employed.
  • Every project will have a scope of work, which will include timelines, deadlines, and payment details.
  • Work may take place during business hours, evenings, or weekends. Talk with your employer about requirements to take time off while working for Blue Icon, if currently employed. 
  • For on-site assignments, you must have a valid U.S. Driver's License.
  • Independent consultants are not Blue Icon employees, and therefore ineligible for benefits. Assignments for independent consultants may not provide full-time work.

Apply to be an Independent Consultant

If you have any questions about our independent consulting opportunities, please send us an email.

Note: To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest, Blue Icon will not hire as independent consultants employees of current Blue Icon clients. Employees may apply to be an independent consultant after the Blue Icon engagement has been completed.

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