Careers at OCC: More Than Just a Job

Modern job seekers understand that compensation and other traditional benefits are only part of a “day job.” Now more than ever, employees are also looking for a work environment that offers meaning and purpose, and where they feel valued.  

Oakland Community College gets this. We are an employer of choice, offering competitive traditional benefits and many extras. All of our over 1,200 full-time and part-time employees enjoy a thriving, diverse work environment that is focused on a single, unified mission – supporting our students.  

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The OCC difference 

  • Competitive wages: We value our employees, and it starts with ensuring that you are paid what you’re worth.  

  • Comprehensive benefit packages: This includes flexible options for medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as life / accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short- and long-term disability.  

  • An inclusive workplace: We strive to be a champion of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. This includes offering several employee resource groups.    

  • Work-life balance: We understand that you have a life outside of work and support balanced lifestyles. Flexible work-at-home schedules are available for some positions.  

  • Supportive environment: It’s common for employees to mention our family-like culture. Many people stay at the College for a long time. 

  • Opportunities for career growth: We encourage employees to utilize educational opportunities to enhance their career at the College 

  • A focus on transferable skills and experience:  We recruit and hire the best-qualified candidates, from everywhere. Not all of our employees started out in higher education. 

  • Michigan retirement benefits transfer: If you come to us from another public position, your State of Michigan retirement program benefits will transfer with you. 

Be part of a vibrant college community  

There is always something going on at the College, and there are several associated benefits to working here:  

  • News: Learn more about what our students, faculty and alumni are doing, as well as the latest events. 

  • Continuing Education: Interested in learning a new skill or want to take a personal enrichment course? OCC offers a robust continuing education program. 

  • Culinary Studies Institute: Our culinary students are passionate about food, and they staff two campus restaurants where you can taste their creations. Interested in enhancing your own cooking skills? Our continuing education program features regular culinary courses.  

  • Raiders Store: Our employees take pride in working here, and our store features a variety of OCC swag to help show this pride. Employees receive a 20% discount on clothes, gifts, and supplies (discount does not apply to textbooks, electronics or food and beverages).

  • Raiders Athletics: You can also show off that swag and demonstrate your Raiders pride at our student athletic events. All OCC students and staff receive free entry to all athletic event by showing a staff ID or Raider one card.    

  • Libraries: Each of our five campuses has its own library that features a variety of academic and consumer books, publications and other resources to support our faculty and staff. 

  • Theatre: Catch one of our current shows featuring our talented students. Employees receive two free tickets to all theatre performances.  

An equal opportunity employer 

Oakland Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, Vietnam era veteran status, or disability in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. 

What I like most about the College is that we celebrate the accomplishments of everyone here – students, faculty and staff. We feel valued.” – Erica Bednarski, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources 

What stands out to me is that everyone is very supportive and works really well as a team.” – Angela Smith, Human Resources Associate 

Mission Statement

To respond to human resource needs by creating an environment where student-centeredness is rewarded; where people treat others as they would like to be treated; where every employee's potential is maximized; and where concern for people is an integral part of the decision-making process.