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I guess you just have to go with your gut on that one. Does the other job feel like it is the right job for you long-term or is it just an escape from your current job? Is the possible job at your current employer worth waiting for? ... worth taking a risk for? How likely do you think it is that it will materialize?
I haven't interviewed for the other job in question, however, it would be a good career move as far as upward mobility just based on the job description. I have an interview set for the 14th of Jan. The job is as at a manager level (versus now I am at a coordinator level) and is responsible for leading a Community/Public Health Outreach division at the local medical college. They were ideally looking for a MPH but apparently are interested in me.
My meeting with the Director at my current organization is for Jan 28th. Truthfully, the job I'm potentially trying to create here (a Perinatal Education Manager) would be more my "ideal" in that it fits with my thesis work, still deals with patient education and a bigger bonus is it's tied to my clinical area of expertise and interests. The job that I described above would be good in that it would give me experience in ANY sort of patient/public education and would move me out of staff development which is somewhat my goal.
Long range goal: I see myself as at a Director level of some sort for education/outreach at a large non-profit organization geared towards women's health, like March of Dimes, The Red Cross, or other organizations like the Endometriosis Association, etc.
As far as how likely this potential job here could materialize, I don't know. I do know that we are in the process of alot of changes here, and I do know that a similar position exists at our sister organizations, so it would make sense as we all move towards more shared, regional resources that an equivalent would be here as well. In addition, the Women's Service Division has been known to create positions based on need: they did it 5 years ago for staff educator type role (however the person who actually proposed the position wasn't offered the job, nor was it ever posted) So, if I had to bet on it, I would bet the position would materialize eventually; just not sure when or who.
I guess it looks like I answered my own question.