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Office Coordinator

What Does an Office Coordinator Do?

Office coordinators help maintain the daily operations of an organization by providing employees with administrative support and supplies to help them accomplish their tasks. They may handle scheduling and vendor relations, and they may provide customer service to ensure operations run smoothly.

Office Coordinator Job Overview

In the office coordinator role, you will organize office documents and supplies, communicate and implement office policies, answer phones and make phone calls, and greet clients and visitors. Success in this role will be demonstrated by efficient office operations and an increase in the efficiency of supported employees.

Office Coordinator Job Responsibilities and Duties

- Maintains an organized and systematic filing system

- Responds to employee, contractor, and visitor concerns

- Greets clients and visitors

- Communicates and implements office policies

- Prepares and schedules company activities, meetings, and events

- Prepare and maintain employee/contractor “Guide” schedules

- Submit work orders/repairs for general space and equipment

- Manages office supplies

Office Coordinator Job Requirements

- High school diploma or equivalent

- Prior administrative experience preferred

- Knowledgeable in MS Office

- Highly effective written and verbal communication skills

- Excellent organizational and time management skills

- Detail-oriented


30hrs per week


$27K -$32K

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

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Founded in 1900, The Conference of Churches is one of the oldest ecumenical, not-for-profit corporations in the United States. We began as a membership organization “in covenant” with congregations, based on shared Christian principles found in Scripture.

Since our inception The Conference of Churches has been recognized as a key leader that works to eliminate poverty in all forms. With this in mind, we began providing direct services to address systems of social injustice and poverty.

In our more recent evolution, The Conference of Churches is helping to redefine the role of faith-based organizations (locally and nationally) by reimagining the practice of community engagement and economic empowerment. Locally, with our acquisition of The 224EcoSpace  — we have become an anchor in the Asylum Hill neighborhood and a gathering place for creatives; the underserved; thought leaders; for social and business entrepreneurs and those seeking health and wellness.

Our Mission

The 224 EcoSpace is a transformative incubator for those who desire to build a life and a business around their soul calling. We believe that these "Soulpreneurs"should have a place to explore innovation, elevate creativity and serve others.

The 224 EcoSpace understands the complexities of starting and running a business – from the the big decisions to the day-to-day. Our unique structure brings energy, passion and clarity to Soulpreneurs and helps open new levels of success.

Through our InsideOut approach, we provide business advisement strategies and access to resources that empowerour clients to make better informed decisions about their business and personal goals.By focusing on efficiencies and effectiveness, our clients are better able to create mission-driven results for themselves, their organizations and those they serve.

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High Speed Wifi

Download and upload faster for free. Get more work done with high-speed internet access spots throughout the eco-space.

Print, Fax, Copy

Full access to all of your major office needs. Easy, fast and convenient self-service work stations.

Commuter Friendly

Free parking, no matter how long the stay. Bike racks. Within a block of the FastTrak.

Mailing Address

A professional address for all of your business needs.

Storage Space

Keep your belongings safe in accessible locker space. Secure and large enough to hold whatever you need.

Community Cafe

Artisan coffee, tea and snacks for a short break or take it to-go

Meeting Rooms

Make use of the perfect location for intimate business meetings, lectures and presentations.

Podcast Studio

Take advantage of our inventory of audio equipment, post-production and content development services.

Changing Rooms

Conveniently get ready for fitness in our changing rooms equipped with showers and full-length mirrors.

Massage Therapy

Get in touch with the health benefits of body-work therapy in our Restoration Rooms for massage tables.

The Chapel

Practice uninterrupted meditation at your leisure in a quiet, closed-off atmosphere.


Expand your knowledge in our resource center  with an extensive literary collection.

Yoga and Dance Studio

Host or join a yoga, fitness and dance class in our spacious fitness studios equipped with wall mirrors and mats.

Community Garden

Find your perfect patch of land to harvest plants in a garden plot designated just for you.

Exhibition Space

Showcase your creative works in one of our many well-lit rooms designed for displaying art.

The 224 Network

Promote your brand through The 224 Network with our Member Wall and Multi-Media Profile.

Leadership Team

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Rev. F. Lydell Brown

President & CEO

A nationally recognized leader in community organizing and clergy engagement, Rev. F. Lydell Brown has served as Chief Operating Officer of The Conference of Churches for 20 years. In April 2022, he transitioned from [Chief Operations Officer] into the role of [Interim CEO], where he will assume The Executive Directorship of The Conference of Churches, and all of its programs. In December of 2022 He was appointed as permanent President & CEO by the board of directors.

An ordained minister, Rev. Brown has served as a pastor for more than 30 years. Presently, he serves as the pastor and founder of Burning Bush Family Life Center. Rev. Brown is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, the Hartford Seminary Black Ministries Program, and the Yale Clergy Scholar program; he is also a highly skilled professional in facilities management and operations, and a nationally known community organizer. Rev Brown has also served on many boards, Community Partners in Action, The North End Catholic Charities of Hartford, President and Founder of The Concerned Black Clergy Council of Waterbury just to name a few.

During his time with The Conference of Churches, Rev. Brown has been pivotal in helping to update and expand the organization’s mission toward becoming a more inclusive, community driven organization. Rev. Brown assisted in the development of the 224 EcoSpace- a premier arts, health and wellness center in Hartford and a nationally recognized model of creative social enterprise for The Conference of Churches. Described as the first of its kind in the nation, the facility is “more than a traditional gallery, co-working space & technical assistance for start-up businesses, yoga, dance studio and performance sanctuary. We combine them all within our 30,000 square foot community of possibilities.

Tamara Brown

Office Manager

“I'm Tamara Brown a.k.a Tamara Knows Taxes. I joined The 224 in April 2022 as the Office Manager and Bookkeeper. Prior to that, I worked in a corporate office for over 20 years; during, I became a professional tax preparer and earned my bachelor degree in accounting. I’ve been known to wear many hats including self-published author, furniture upcycler, and home improvement D.I.Y’er.

I love being at the 224 because I'm able to use my years of experience in a space that's for small business owners and creatives like myself. In addition to being the office manager, I host events to help entrepreneurs understand bookkeeping and taxes.”

Andre Rochester

AOCA Coordinator

Andre Rochester is a Fine Artist from the Greater Hartford region of Connecticut. He studiedillustration at the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts and completed his BA inStudio Art at Charter Oak State College. He also earned a MS in Organizational Leadershipfrom Quinnipiac University.

Andre makes statements for which words are not enough, highlighting underlying emotionsconnected to his subjects. It is a combination of portraiture and conceptual works linked bynarratives of his own experiences. His art is a tool for healing and a catalyst for connection-letting people know they are not alone.

Andre is an inaugural Artist of Color Accelerate Fellow, partnered with The Amistad Centerat Wadsworth Atheneum, Leadership Greater Hartford- 2021 Quest Program Alum, GreaterHartford Arts Council 2022 New Voices Fellow, and 2022-23 National Leaders of ColorFellow- representing CT for the New England Foundation for The Arts.Andre is a board member at Windsor Art Center and the Connecticut Arts Alliance as wellas a Board Elector at Wadsworth Atheneum. He has also served on the City of HartfordCommission on Cultural Affairs. Andre coaches emerging artists, encouraging them todevelop their craft with a focus on professionalism and business acumen. He believes thatwith every step forward, we must make room for others to join us.

Board of Directors

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Mary Crean

Executive & Governance Committee

MARY CREAN, a Digital Marketing Director atNassau Financial Group. Curiosity, persistence, and the desire to help othershave afforded Mary a fulfilling and diverse career in business. Mary began herprofessional journey as a serial entrepreneur most notably in health andfitness, transforming people’s lives one at a time. Nonprofit executiveleadership is where she spent the next decade helping people from marginalizedcommunities work toward upward mobility. Her love of digging into marketingproblems and solving them with technology led her to join the marketing team atNassau Financial Group. She is a licensed insurance agent. Mary holds a BS inNutrition from the University of Saint Joseph and an MBA with a concentrationin Marketing from Post University.
An ordained minister, Rev. Brown has served as a pastor for more than 30 years. Presently, he serves as the pastor and founder of Burning Bush Family Life Center. Rev. Brown is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, the Hartford Seminary Black Ministries Program, and the Yale Clergy Scholar program; he is also a highly skilled professional in facilities management and operations, and a nationally known community organizer. Rev Brown has also served on many boards, Community Partners in Action, The North End Catholic Charities of Hartford, President and Founder of The Concerned Black Clergy Council of Waterbury just to name a few.

Isaias Diaz, Esq

Vice President
Executive & Governance Committee

ISAIAS T. DIAZ is an attorney licensed to practice law inthe State of Connecticut. Attorney Diaz was raised and baptized in the SpanishPentecostal church. He served as Chairman of the State of Connecticut Latinoand Puerto Rican Affairs Commission for four years until completing his term inDecember of 2013. While Chairman, his task was to make legislation to helpalleviate the social ills suffered by Latinos statewide. He has been involvedin government, community, and policy work since he was 19. He also trains lawstudents in trial advocacy every year at the Quinnipiac School of Law. AttorneyDiaz is a native of the north end of Waterbury, where he was born and raised.He has also been involved in ministry for the past 20 years and is currently aminister at Iglesia De Dios Mision Contra Murallas.

Spencer T. Clayton, Ph.D.

Executive & Finance Committee

SPENCER T. CLAYTON, Ph.D. is a 2005 graduate of YaleCollege (B.A. Psychology) and a 2008 graduate of Yale Divinity School (M.Div).During his time at Yale Divinity School, he worked as an intern with TheConference of Churches. Spencer is currently the Senior Pastor of Your WillChristian Ministries, the church that he helped to launch in 2010. In 2019,Spencer graduated with a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Rutgers University inCamden, NJ. His dissertation was about the interaction between governmentpolicy and gentrification as examined though a case study of Philadelphia’s useof residential tax abatements between 2000 and 2010. Spencer currently worksfor the State of New Jersey was a Research Economist. He is primarily responsiblefor the calculation and distribution of state aid. Outside of work, Spencerserves as the National Treasurer for Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Incand hosts the Not Your Black Friends Podcast with his wife Tia BurroughsClayton. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys singing, writing songs, and spendingtime at home with his wife Tia and their cat Ollie.

Dr. Charles Turner, Pastor

Executive & Finance Committee

DR. CHARLES TURNER is Pastor of New Pleasant GroveMissionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX. He is a transformative leader guidingthe congregation through revitalization with a focus on justice, education,small groups, underserved neighborhoods, and spiritual growth. In addition tohis ministerial training, he has a background in economic and community development. Dr. Turner is a proud graduate of Tennessee State University(BBA), Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.Div.) and Colgate Rochester CrozerDivinity School (D.Min.). Among many professional roles he serves as Board Chair,Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and is instrumental to makingFifth Ward in Houston a better place to live, work, and play. He is also activewith The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) dedicated to developing power andleadership among citizens to transform the city. Dr. Turner believes thatpeople need help with their immediate reality while seeking understanding ofultimate reality. It is at this intersection Dr. Turner finds joy partneringwith people on this journey toward reaching their full potential as a “humanbeing” and not just “humans doing.” As he lives out his calling Dr. Turner hasthe hope that in some way, he can assist in people lives being made betterforever.

J Richard Byrd

M Committe e

J. RICHARD BYRD is a serial entrepreneur andinvestor focused on the marketing, branding, e-commerce, and digital marketingindustries. He is the CEO of The ByrdOlogy Group, LLC - A holding company headquartered in Charlotte NC.

Rev. Jaimie D Crumley

Board Member
Development & Fundraising Committee

REV. JAIMIE D. CRUMLEY (she, her, hers) is a 2012 graduateof Wellesley College, where she majored in International Relations andReligion. She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School in 2015 and herMaster of Sacred Theology (also from Yale) in 2016. Jaimie is currently a Ph.D.candidate in the Department of Gender Studies at UCLA. She is currently workingon her dissertation about free, black Christian women’s political witness innineteenth-century Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.Jaimie serves as the Virtual Ministry Associate at the First Baptist Church inBeverly, MA. An experienced blogger and podcast host, Jaimie enjoys using theinternet to enhance the mission and ministry of The Church. She also lovesworking with children and youth as they explore their faith. Jaimie lives inInglewood, California with her husband, Luke Hardman, their cats, Amber andRiker, and their dog, Malia.

Pablo Pita

M Committee

With more than 20 years of experience working withnational brands to deliver game-changing strategies that drive results, buildconsensus and validate opportunities, Paul Pita brings the focus of an entrepreneur,the resources of seasoned marketer and the creativity of a brand strategist toevery client project.Paul’s deep branding expertise, unique strategic approachto marketing and ability to bring people together to solve challenges createspositive change for companies – internally and externally.Paul believes that process truly matters. His workshopsare carefully crafted to remove subjectivity and marketing fragmentation –replacing dischord with alignment and a clear path forward. In order to be agame-changing brand, you must understand your values and revenue patterns andbalance them with the human behavior of your team, clients and stakeholders.And in today’s world, diversity and inclusion is moreimportant than ever before. As a first generation Cuban-American, Paulunderstands this first-hand. That’s why a big part of his work centers aroundhelping brands identify and reach diverse audiences.

Rev. Tamara Morland

Development & Fundraising Committee

The Rev. Tamara Moreland serves as Senior Pastor of thehistoric First
Congregational Church in Norwalk, CT, established in 1652. Before assumingthis position, she worked as an Area Conference Minister for ten years inthe United Church of Christ (UCC) with oversight of 105 churches and sevenregional associations. Her primary responsibilities included ordinationpreparation, clergy development, boundary training, coaching, and searchand call. With over 20+ years of professional experience in highereducation and non-profit organizations, Rev. Moreland currently uses herexperience to focus on strategic partnerships in social enterprise andcommunity engagement. She is a trustee at Andover Newton Seminary at YaleDivinity School, serves on the board of directors of the Conference ofChurches (224 EcoSpace), and is a former chair of the President’s AdvisoryCouncil on DEI at the University of Hartford. Regardingeducational background, Rev. Moreland has a Bachelor of Arts in Economicsfrom the University of Hartford and a Master of Divinity from The YaleDivinity School.

Sandra Ward


Sandra Ward is an executive manager with over 25years of experience in nonprofit and public-sector environments; includingpositive youth development programs, K-12 and higher education, psychiatrictreatment settings, and cultural arts programs. She holds master’s degrees inboth cultural anthropology and social work, combining these disciplines todevelop collaborative partnerships; and to design and launch innovativecommunity-based and culturally relevant initiatives in Hartford, CT. Some ofthese initiatives include community schools, youth violence interventionprograms, and training institutes for youth development professionals andmiddle-management human service professionals. Ms. Ward was the foundingdirector of the Human Services Program at Goodwin University in East Hartford,CT, where she now serves as Assistant Vice President for Advancement. Sandra’smost prized professional accomplishment is acting as a mentor and supportingothers to learn, accomplish and be all that they can be.

Yvonne Davis

Development & Fundraising Committee

Yvonne Davis is the CEO of DAVIS Communications where shethrives in providing services such as, Political Consulting, Public Relations,Project Management, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development. She is asought-out Foreign Policy News Analyst.

Ellen Last


Ellen Last is a Director at Slalom, apurpose-led global business and technology focused consulting company. She is acustomer experience and product leader with 15 years of experience in ProductManagement, DesignThinking and Innovation.Ellenhas extensiveexperiencedesigning and delivering full user experiences andapplicationsacross several industries. With a passion forhuman-centeredsolutions,Ellendelights in the opportunityto help teamscollaborate and break new ground.She holds a MA from Columbia Universityand a BA from Union College.

Darryl E. Moss


Darryl E Moss serves as the Publisher of The Metro RecordMedia & Executive Director of AFRO RENAISSANCE ARTS SOCIETY both ofSpringfield MA. He has a strong background inbranding and identity; Negotiation; Marketing and Promotions; Publishing; andProject Management. He is also an accomplished and skilled professional in thearea of youth development, prevention & intervention program development.An excellent grant writer and community organizer. One of his legacies is he isthe founder of the renown Springfield Indie Soul Festival and worked with ateam to find the Springfield Caribbean Carnival. Lastly, he is an accomplishedperformance poet and writer, having authored two books: She Watches Me ThroughMy Words, and A Different Kind of Blues.

Delano Paul

Board Member

Delano Paul has 16 years’ experience working inthe Employee Benefits space with PPLSI the homeof Legalshield and IDshield. He also works with SmallBusinesses and aspiring Entrepreneurs. He has a unique skill set wherehe can help both non-profit and for-profit businessessave time and money while allowing them to operate like a Fortune 500 companyon a small business budget. Delano isa devoted Christian, Family man, Community advocate, and a Publishedauthor. He is a highly requested speaker with a genuine heart to helpSmall Businesses, Employees and Families a BS inNutrition from the University of Saint Joseph and an MBA with a concentrationin Marketing from Post University.