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Human Resources


Supporting Ocean County College’s Strategic Plan.

The Human Resources staff collectively has 152 years’ experience assisting and supporting employees. We focus on delivering services and providing resources to our employees, enabling them to be fully prepared and highly committed as the OCC community works together to ensure that students are part of one of the best community colleges in NJ that provides high quality education.

Human Resources is committed to:

  • Supporting the College’s mission, vision and strategic plan
  • Providing comprehensive and timely employee services
  • Promoting robust job training and development opportunities
  • Cultivating a productive environment rooted in a philosophy of civility
  • Identifying, obtaining and retaining talent

Creating opportunities for employee socialization and relationship-building

Employee-focused Strategic Goals:
Ocean County College has devoted significant resources to two major strategies focused on employees:

  • Strategy #3: Strengthen Leadership At All Levels
  • Strategy #5: Create a Highly-Effective, Challenging, Supportive and Sustainable Work Environment.


The Team – Here to Serve You

Administration – Human Resources
Tracey Donaldson, Assistant Vice President Human Resources
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2150

Geraldine Sheridan, Special Assistant to the AVP, HR
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2282

Employee Pensions and Benefits
Lisa Gruber, Assistant Director Employee Pensions and Benefits
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2936

Debora Humphreys, Senior Employee Benefits Specialist
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2095

Wanda Jones, Assistant, Human Resources
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2093

Human Resources Information Systems
Lenabell Manning, Information Systems Supervisor
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2360

Carol Appleby, Recruiting Operations Administrator
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2146

Cynthia Fallon, Staffing and Recruiting Technician
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2482

Training/Organizational Development
Jacqueline D’Amore, Senior Human Resources Specialist
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2148

More ways to contact us.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 336
FAX: (732) 255-0516

Campus Location: Grunin Center, Building 11, Door 1, Room C-101
Mailing Address: College Drive, P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001


Human Resources offers a wide variety of services and resources to assist and support employees. Below is a sampling:

  • A wide array of benefits including: medical, dental, pension, educational and wellness programs
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Relations/Conflict Resolution
  • Training/Professional Development
  • Management and Leadership Training
  • Assistance with Leaves of Absence
  • Recruiting/Staffing/Compensation
  • Developing position descriptions
  • Policy guidance
  • Requests for accommodations
  • Search Committee Coordination and Training
  • Employee Social Events
  • Employee Assistance Program

For more information on these topics or other inquiries related to your employment, please go to Contacting Human Resources or call us at: (732) 255-0400, ext. 336 for assistance. Employees may also visit the Human Resources page in Ocean Connect at:


OCC is investing substantial resources in professional development and job training programs for all employees. The goal is to build an ever-developing, productive and motivated employee base with the mix of talents, competencies and skills needed to become a national leader in community college education.

A variety of training and development opportunities abound. Here is a sampling:

  • Leadership Academy
  • Management Institute (under construction)
  • Competency Builders: Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Performance Management
  • Skill Builders: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Business Writing
  • Technical Skills: MS Office, Outlook, Canvas
  • Workplace Expectations: Ocean Way

For more information on what’s available and when it’s scheduled, employees can visit the Employee Training page on Ocean Connect:


Working at OCC

Vision: Ocean County College will be the boldest, most creative, most innovative student-centered college in America and, by pioneering community college education internationally, will be a new prototype for global education

With this as our vision statement, and a Strategic Plan just as bold, we need talented individuals who want to join OCC and contribute expertise, experiences, knowledge and a pride in what they do. Every employee and the work they do matters here at OCC.

If this sounds like an environment you would enjoy working in, we invite you to explore a variety of employment opportunities ranging from academic instruction, multi-level administrative and staff positions to short-term temporary and seasonal assignments. Please take time to explore why over 500 employees have chosen to become part of our vibrant campus community.

For more information on current career opportunities and working at OCC, please go to:

To read Ocean County College’s Mission and Vision Statements, go to:

To read OCC’s strategic plan, go to:


Congratulations on your new position and welcome to Ocean County College!

To ensure a smooth onboarding process, we ask that you complete the new hire employment forms listed below:

If you need assistance, please contact or at:

Telephone: (732) 255-0336

Fax: (732) 255-0516

Campus Location: GRUN Bldg. 11, Room C-101