Jeremiah Schroeder

Jeremiah Schroeder

Recreation Programs Director


Greenfield Parks and Recreation - City of Greenfield

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Stay busy with work & with people who like you/support you no matter what. IN HIGH SCHOOL, MASTER AS MUCH MATH AS YOU CAN-THAT IS A MAJOR KEY ON WHICH "SCHOOL" YOU GET INTO
Be honest with yourself on what you really can and cannot do - and then go from there
Ask for help if you need it before it is too late - learn all about failure is and how YOU would handle it
Know who you are and what you believe in. Get with people who believe the same. They can help you in peer pressure situations. Be OK with who you are.
If you have self esteem issues in high school, get that totally healed before you work and go to college-EX: Pastor, Therapist, Parents, etc.
Only 10% of those who drop (or are forced out w/ bad grades) out of college ever come back and graduate - I was one of them. WANT a degree for YOU. Nobody else does the work for you in the class/etc.
-MASTER as much High School math as possible-that opens the door to call career paths in college -Talk to college counselors EARLY to REALLY see what you want to do and can SEE yourself doing
Do whatever it takes to get a good self esteem ASAP. GO TO CLASS and work hard with everything. Hard work is preparation and concentration. Do whatever it takes no matter how hard

Education

High School
Bachelor
Recreational Sport Management
Indiana University

Career

Recreation Programs Director

I manage all recreation programs for Greenfield Residents ages 65 and younger

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Sports
Environment & Nature
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My work is seasonal based. During the school year, I help manage a preschool, art programs, dance programs, kids sports, and much more. Summer has some of that and hiring our Pool Staff, and managing our Summer Day Camp (plus more). Winter has Indoor sports, dance, preschool, art, and some other programs here and there. Basically, I handle every aspect of every program that Greenfield Parks and Recreation does. If I do not do it myself, then I need to hire others to do it - EX: Umpires

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Multi tasking, keeping our cool, customer relations, researching, preparing, concentrating

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Join your State Recreation Association. Do all of the things that I have already said. Get involved in as many related groups. Be nice to everyone. NO strong opinions. Do as much field related work in High School and College as possible. Read Job Descriptions of high up jobs and go out and get that work. Set it up yourself if need be. Meet with local pro's and ask them everything. Stay away from politics, but know what the "game" is.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Recreational Sport Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"This type of work does not pay enough money, only people that can't get into their University Business School do this, Aren't you just a Park Range/Gym Teacher/Etc."

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction