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Human Resources

Employment, Resources, & Contact Information

OUR MISSION

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 an innovative, supportive, energetic and productive work 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.

Future Employees

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 hr@ocean.edu or at:

Telephone: (732) 255-0336

Fax: (732) 255-0516

Campus Location: Library Building, Building 3, Room L002

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 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 about working at OCC, visit our career opportunities page.

Visit Ocean County College’s Mission and Vision Statements to read more about our goals.

Learn about OCC’s strategic plan.

Current Employees

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 the Faculty and Staff Portal.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PDF)

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
  • Competency Builders: Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Performance Management
  • Skill Builders: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Time Management
  • Technical Skills: MS Office
  • Workplace Expectations: Ocean Way

For more information on what’s available and when it’s scheduled, employees can visit the Employee Training page on Faculty and Staff Portal.

Winter/Spring 2020 Training Catalog (PDF)

Winter/Spring 2020 Training Calendar (PDF)

Contact Human Resources

The Team – Here to Serve You

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 336
FAX: (732) 255-0516
Email: hr@ocean.edu

Campus Location: Library Building, Building 3, Room L002
Mailing Address: College Drive, P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001

Administration

Tracey Donaldson, Associate Vice President Human Resources
EEO/Title IX Officer
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2150
Email: tdonaldson@ocean.edu

Geraldine Sheridan, Special Assistant to the AVP, HR
Personnel Board Agenda Preparation, Tuition Reimbursements and Waivers
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2282
Email: gsheridan@ocean.edu

Employee Pensions and Benefits

Lisa Gruber, Assistant Director Employee Pensions and Benefits
Pension, Retirement, Benefits, Leaves of Absence
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2936
Email: lgruber@ocean.edu

Desiree McSulla, Senior Human Resources Technician
Pension, Benefits, ASL Interpreter Requests, Employment Verification, General Inquiries
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2260
Email: dmcsulla@ocean.edu

Human Resources Information Systems

Cara Dubitsky, HR Information Systems Supervisor
Absence Forms, Change of Information Requests, Colleague Personnel Data
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2360
Email: cdubitsky@ocean.edu

Talent Acquisition/Compensation

Carol Appleby, Sr. HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition
Position Classification, Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Unit Administration
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2146
Email: cappleby@ocean.edu

Christina Matuszewski, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Job Postings, Talent Acquisition, PeopleAdmin & Search Training
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2093
Email: cmatuszewski@ocean.edu

Desiree McSulla, Senior Human Resources Technician
Applicant Inquiries, Background Checks, Employment Verification, PeopleAdmin Questions
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2260
Email: dmcsulla@ocean.edu

Training/Organizational Development

Jacqueline D’Amore, Sr. HR Specialist, Talent & Organizational Development
Employee Relations, Employee Training & Leadership Development, Performance Management
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2148
Email: jdamore@ocean.edu

Alyssa Tipton, Talent & Organizational Development Coordinator
PeopleAdmin Performance Management & Troubleshooting, Training Registrations & Inquiries
Telephone: (732) 255-0400, ext. 2826
Email: atipton@ocean.edu

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