After being unemployed and struggling to find a full time job, I accepted a part time job with an organization I really respect. Overall, I am enjoying the job and it will help my career in the long run. The only problem is that it is part time, which is obviously financially very difficult. Since starting the job, an old supervisor contacted me and offered me a full time job with their organization. It will be a similar job, but at a higher level.
I'm currently trying to figure out what's best for me, and, since the job descriptions are so similar, I think the main reason I would leave and accept the offer is because of the financial security that a full time job provides. I live in a very expensive area and am currently barely scraping by, but I feel uncomfortable with the idea of leaving my current job after only a couple of months. I really want to stay on good terms with this organization, as well as my connections and contacts that helped get me this job. I feel like leaving so soon could hurt my reputation within the field, even if it's leaving a part time job for a full time one. I'm curious as to what others think about this type of situation. Would it be unprofessional of me to leave my current job for the new offer?