Oh, this is a sore spot for me! I’m in the same role, with the same title, going on 4 years now. My job has vastly changed in those years, but because I was the first (and only for a long time) Community Manager at my company - there’s no path. I had a boss who gave me the runaround about it for over a year, then I took maternity. I’m on a new team with a new boss now, and we’re discussing this next week.
I’m in a pretty big corporation, so the only way to make more money (ie progress) is with these superficial title bumps - analyst to specialist to senior specialist to level 2 senior specialist - you get the idea. None of that exists for community managers. We’ve got to build this out, hopefully soon. Without these, we’re all sitting with the same title for years on end - which shouldn’t matter, but somehow does - and are only getting those yearly “merit” raises which should just be called “cost of living” if we’re honest.
Right now, there are 4 of us and we’re all on the same title. I see an eventual need for a step between us and our boss - some sort of Head/Director of Community, but it doesn’t exist yet.