Your Choice for Successful
Enrollment Management Search
We help higher education institutions forge a path forward with enrollment leaders who deliver results today and anticipate the demands of the future.
Conducting successful searches for Enrollment Management positions, especially chief enrollment roles. Nationally or regionally, we seek the best individuals for each position.
Dean or Director of Admission roles are critical. Institutions partner with us for all levels: undergraduate, graduate, transfer, international.
Select us for Director and Executive Director of Financial Aid searches. Our partnership with Blue Icon Advisors adds to our commitment to attracting well prepared candidates.
Napier Executive Search is now NES
New name and brand identity reflect collective strength and alignment for future growth.
A personal, connected approach.
NES provided us with very fine candidates. I would’ve hired any one of the top three finalists, and in the end, I believe we landed the best candidate. I will continue to recommend NES.
The NES team has the ability to get to know you and determine if there is a match. They understand that the search process is not only about the institution but also the individuals.
Experience and Results that Transform
Because every institution is different, so is every search. We take the time to listen well, understand the essential elements and the finer points of each position—from roles and responsibilities and resources to more subtle attributes like the leadership culture. Then we think strategically and creatively to find the best approach to attract the ideal candidate.
We’ve developed and nurtured a deep network of the best enrollment professionals and leaders in higher education across the country. At the center of our work is a commitment to relationships, which means that every search is a customized approach that carefully aligns individuals and their strengths with institutional needs and articulated goals.
FOR YOUR SUCCESS
We are persistent and patient in the search for ideal candidates for each position. With experience and expertise, we guide the search process while learning and adjusting our approach along the way. No matter the organizational nuances or challenges, regardless of the market forces, we keep working to find the right match so institutions and candidates succeed.
Your Results, Our Promise
DECADES IN ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
YOUR SEARCH IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
A Team of Higher Education Professionals
Our deep connections and our personal experience in higher education and enrollment management, along with an expert approach to conducting searches, deliver results that empower people and institutions to thrive.
Where You’ll Find Us
The Admissions Directors Lunchcast
What People Are Saying About NES
I would not hesitate, for a moment, to recommend NES to a colleague I respected. In fact, I’d advocate for them to use the firm based on my experiences.
[NES] brought us excellent candidates. We felt very good about the search process, and we felt like we had options. They were very timely in their communications and meeting the timeline they laid out for us.
Robin Reynders did a phenomenal job vetting the applicants and having conversations that quickly got to the heart of what was important to us as an institution. She represented us well to the top candidates, and she clearly, and thoroughly, shared the strengths and experiences of the candidates with us.
Mary Napier and Laura Robinson were extremely personable and professional to work with. I have only positive things to say about working with NES, and so much of it stems from how well they get to know their clients and the individuals who are interviewing for the positions.
NES provided me with a highly personalized, high-touch experience. I always felt like I was their only client.
Mary Napier is the ultimate professional, bringing years of experience and a wealth of contacts in the enrollment management profession to ensure an ideal search process.
Simply put, NES set a new standard of consulting excellence in our successful search for a new VP for Enrollment. As chair of the search committee, I could not have been more pleased by the professionalism, proficiency, and unwavering commitment that the Napier team displayed throughout the search process or more proud of the final results.
What a pleasure it was to work with NES throughout two searches, one for our Director of Financial Aid and then for our Director of Admissions at Manhattan College, when I served as Vice President for Enrollment. They took the time to develop an understanding of our institution and, in turn, each time identified a pool of exceptional candidates who all possessed unique qualities necessary to lead our financial aid and admissions operations.
Working with NES took a great deal of stress out of the search process. From the start, the their team took an interest in getting to know Rollins and our staff so they could help identify the best fit candidate pool for us. They really listened to our hopes and needs for the position.
We could not have achieved our extraordinary results at Trinity College without NES. From the start, they were thoughtful, inquisitive, and eager to help us meet our ambitious goals. They took the time to understand our institutional culture, missions, and values. For them, it’s not enough to fill the position, it’s about finding the right institutional “fit.”