Jul 25, 2017
I have an opportunity to update my job title and I'm not sure what direction to go in. My current title is Online Learning Coordinator and Developer and I feel like this captures my role nicely. I mostly develop, but am also involved in the analysis and planning of online training programs. I proposed just adding Senior to my current title. My boss suggested a change to Senior Learning Specialist. A part of me feels like I'd be taking a step back losing the coordinator title, but after doing some research I realized that specialists do much of the same type of work. Is there is a hierarchical difference between the two in the industry? Is one viewed more favourably than the other? Is coordinator > specialist or vice versa? Are there any other suggestions?
I have actively avoided getting involved in title semantics, but I'd like to choose something that signals a promotion/growth. I think I achieve this in adding Senior to my title. I'm trying to be forward thinking and I want to select a title that will best position me for future opportunities within the company.
What do you think? Any advice would be appreciated.