Capital Funding Agent

Annual Giving Officer, Capital Campaign Fundraiser, Chief Fundraising Officer, Development Associate   More Names
Development Director, Direct Response Consultant, Donor Specialist, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Executive Director of Development, Gift Planning, Fundraising Consultant, Fundraising Coordinator, Fundraising Sale Representative, Grant Writer, Principal Gifts Officer, Vice President for Philanthropy, Vice President of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Vice President, Marketing & Development
Description

Capital funding agents prepare the grant applications for the competitive funding that supports capital building projects. Public transportation agencies are largely supported by public funds, and the agents are responsible for obtaining that funding. The agents need an understanding of policies and procedures related to public transportation funding, as well as the ability to cultivate relationships, plan strategically, problem solve, and supervise others. In addition, the agents need good grants administration, budgeting, training, evaluation, tracking, and analytical skills, along with good written, oral communication, and computer skills.

Capital funding agents report to and interact with managers and supervisors to understand funding needs, write effective grant requests, network with policymakers and grant funders, and ensure the completion of grant-related paperwork. Depending upon the size of the organization, these workers may be responsible for tracking progress throughout the life of the grant.

Capital funding agents generally work in an office setting and must be comfortable using computers and other equipment. They also must be able to work off hours (overtime) when a grant application is due, and travel to meetings when necessary. Capital funding agents generally have no exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental conditions.

Employers generally require candidates to have a bachelor's degree in a related field. They prefer individuals with five years of increasingly responsible experience, including three years in a supervisory capacity. Click on the "get qualified" tab above to see available educational programs in your area.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
9% - Average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $41,190 - $71,660    Hourly: $20 - $34
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

None

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

Bachelor's Degree (High School + 4 or more Years)
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Percent Job Growth:

9% - Average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $41,190 - $71,660

Hourly: $20 - $34