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April 4, 2012 9:43 AM   Subscribe

I need a new job title... and I get to make it up. Help me come up with something both awesome and professional.

I'm leaving a full time position that I enjoy to take a job with a new company for drastically increased pay, yeah! My old company also wants to keep me on retainer as I had a very public position and don't want to lose face or those connections. Double yeah!

My old title was National Director of Field Operations.

I need a new title for this role as a consultant. Senior Consultant comes to mind but seems a tad dull and forgettable. I need to put in a request as part of the contract negotiations but I am drawing a complete blank.

I'd like something memorable with pop but also professional, I work in Business Intelligence and Healthcare, so it's a suit and tie gig. It is very client facing so it needs to be something that clients (hospitals) can see and not be put off by.
posted by French Fry to Work & Money (12 answers total)
Senior Advisor, Health Strategy
posted by KokuRyu at 9:50 AM on April 4, 2012 [4 favorites]

Senior / Chief Health Strategist

posted by cromagnon at 10:02 AM on April 4, 2012 [2 favorites]

Oo, I like "Strategist" a lot. Even stronger than "Advisor." If they'll go for it, I think that's a win.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:10 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Does your new title need to acknowledge that you are no longer a full time employee and may have other employment or business interests?

Advisor or Consultant imply that. Strategist does not.

Maybe something like Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors (or CEO or President or whatever).
posted by mullacc at 10:12 AM on April 4, 2012

Job titles should be 5 words or less. Anything longer sounds fishy.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:37 AM on April 4, 2012

Strategic Advisor for Field Operations.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:01 AM on April 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

French Fry
Principle, Healthcare Intelligence.
posted by lstanley at 11:15 AM on April 4, 2012

posted by thilmony at 11:30 AM on April 4, 2012

To me, "Strategist" sounds a little too Chunky Glasses Startup Tech PM and not enough Public-Facing Expert With Gravitas. I like "Advisor" a lot--it reads like the non-law equivalent of "Of Counsel", which seems applicable.
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 12:30 PM on April 4, 2012

"Strategist" is more businessy/creative, "Advisor" more bureaucratic/authoritative. Depends on the image OP wants to portray.
posted by rhizome at 2:44 PM on April 4, 2012

I'm voting for Senior Health Advisor

Senior eliciting both your experience and your knowledge; in this case, it may be a good thing to forth the idea that you have some years on you (whether you do or not). Health, duh. And Advisor sounds less boring and stuffy than "Consultant". It also makes me, at least, think of someone at the right hand of "the big guy".
posted by DisreputableDog at 2:45 PM on April 4, 2012

I work in the healthcare field and where I am Advisor/Consultant + Senior is two rungs down from a Director and probably more from a National Director. Off the top of my head, how about Special Advisor?
posted by waterandrock at 3:37 PM on April 4, 2012

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