Jody Sadler is in her twelfth year as a member of the Notre Dame athletics administration staff, returning to the department in 2013 as senior associate athletics director. She had been promoted to associate athletics director for administration at the start of the 2009-10 school year before soon embarking on an 18-month rotational program through the University in 2011. While in this program, she worked on projects relative to strategic planning, communications and business development with the leadership teams in University Relations, The College of Science and The Office of Student Affairs.
In her current role, Sadler oversees the day-to-day administration of the Director of Athletics Office, all internal personnel management and communication, the internship program, payroll and compensation and departmental post-season bowl trip planning for football. She is also responsible for keeping the department's strategic plan on task and serves on the Shamrock Series Planning Committee for football.
She serves as the liaison with the University's Department of Human Resources and General Counsel's Office on policy and personnel matters. She served as the administrator for rowing for seven years and in 2013, became the administrator for the baseball program.
Prior to Notre Dame, Sadler worked in the human resources profession for the NCAA (Overland Park, Kansas and Indianapolis); Quality Dining, Inc. (Mishawaka) and The South Bend Tribune. Before embarking on a career in human resources, she worked for Advanced Drainage Systems in Columbus, Ohio, as a corporate/international accounts representative.
Sadler also completed a four year term as a member of the NCAA Division I Rowing Committee and served as chair of the BIG EAST Rowing Championship Committee in 2009-10.
Sadler graduated from Notre Dame in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and in 2010 with her MBA from Notre Dame's Executive MBA Program. She is married to Les Sadler, formerly of Rushville, Ind.