Jacque Bassett joined End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) in 2014. As the Chief Operations Officer, she works with other leadership team members to organize, plan, and control operations, and increase overall productivity. Bassett strategically supervises and coordinates staff from different departments and locations to ensure efficiency, and maintains and implements organizational policies and procedures to drive the organization’s operating capabilities. 

In addition to her leadership role, Bassett oversees all EVAWI’s live training events, including the annual conference, regional trainings, and online webinars. She also develops and maintains partnerships to expand EVAWI’s work improving criminal justice and community responses to sexual assault survivors. Bassett additionally serves as grant manager for cooperative agreements awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the US Department of Justice. Since 2020, she has co-managed the OVW-funded Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum project to update and expand the program first launched in 2008. Recognized as EVAWI’s 2019 Employee of the Year, Bassett is passionate about building a highly inclusive culture to ensure team members thrive, and enjoys working with the Chief Executive Officer to set the organizational strategy to accomplish EVAWI’s vision and mission. 

Prior to joining EVAWI in 2014, Bassett worked as a Marketing Coordinator, where she developed division marketing plans, strategy, and campaigns for an international corporation. Bassett earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Washington University, and holds a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Rural Resources Community Action, a nonprofit organization serving residents of Eastern Washington.