Director of Quality and Compliance (f/m/d)

Gisma University of Applied Sciences, first established in 1999 as GISMA Business School, is a leading university of applied sciences for innovative and creative international business, technology, and engineering innovation.

Gisma is an international institution, member of Global University Systems, globally renowned for its academic and professional standards and output, with programmes accredited by AMBA and the Accreditation Council and home to students from 90 nationalities across the globe.

Our Global MBA program has been recognized for its excellence through the highly acclaimed AMBA accreditation, reinforcing our reputation in the industry. Recently, we have expanded our programme portfolio into the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence.

Our unique teaching approach combines practical experience in these fields with the development of analytical skills and an understanding of contemporary theories through personalized, hands-on, and interactive learning.

All our colleagues are passionate about shaping the careers of our students and building better futures in business, technology and engineering and meeting the needs of Industry 5.0.

Gisma is part of Global University Systems (GUS), an international education business, which is represented by over 87,000 students in nearly 60 locations across the globe, providing students with opportunities for global exposure and a unique learning experience.  

Within Germany, Gisma is part of the wider GUS Germany group and is part of an educational family which includes the UE – the University of Europe, BSBI and HTK. There are also several shared services within GUS Germany creating a wider network of colleagues, support and opportunity.

All Gisma programmes are currently taught in the English language, and we are proud to have over 90 nationalities represented in our student community and nearly 20 nationalities represented amongst our colleagues. We have over 40 colleagues in the university split between the various academic and professional service functions.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated bilingual (German/English) individual to join as our

Director of Quality and Compliance (f/m/d)

As member of Gisma’s senior management team, the postholder will be responsible and accountable for leading and managing risk-based enhancement- and compliance- led assurance service, across the operationalisation of all activities relating to academic quality assurance and enhancement at Gisma.

Location: Potsdam with sub-campus in Berlin

Key Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that quality assurance requirements and processes are developed in line with national standards and that academic standards and quality processes are set and maintained at an appropriate level and satisfy the requirements and standards of external agencies
  • Manage the University’s relationship with the external quality bodies and manage preparations and organisation for external quality reviews
  • Advise and contribute as necessary to the development of academic regulations and university policies
  • Develop and enhance the partnership with academic partners in the context of agreed quality assurance processes
  • Assume overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the University’s academic quality assurance strategies, procedures, policies and related regulations, including the management of related information and data
  • Ensure the effective delivery of academic quality assurance activity for the University and ensure appropriate structures for the provision of professional support to Faculty colleagues
  • Monitor changes to the national regulatory framework for quality assurance, and more general developments in the HE sector, advise senior staff and propose action to be taken by the University in response
  • Ensure that the quality of teaching and learning practices are maintained
  • Ensure adherence to regulations set by other governing bodies within Germany, as needed, to fortify the university’s overall compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Support the University presidium in decision making and information provision


  • Preferably educated to Master’s level with academic or professional qualifications in Educational Management or equivalent experience
  • Substantial experience of managing quality assurance/enhancement in higher education within Germany and preferably internationally
  • Experience of external regulatory visits, reviews and report writing
  • Proficiency in English at level C1 and German at level C2
  • You are characterized by a distinct strategic and conceptual way of thinking, transparency, persuasiveness, and communication skills.
  • International travel may be required as part of the development of the individual in this role.

We offer

  • The opportunity to work with a great team in a dynamic and international environment and earn a competitive salary
  • Element of informal hybrid working
  • Cross-Campus GUS Germany events from the fields of art, culture, business, and science
  • Opportunity to develop and implement new ideas and concepts
  • Growth opportunity and being part of designing and delivering a growth strategy for a global University

Additional Details

  • The contract terms and appointments are subject to the current constitution of Gisma University of the Applied Sciences.
  • We are striving to increase the proportion of women within the senior leadership team of the University. There is a special interest in applications from women.
  • The strict confidentiality of your application is guaranteed.

Application Procedure

We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like an informal conversation or to send an application, please contact

Your application should include the following documents: CV, cover letter, references (will not be contacted without permission), salary expectation and the earliest possible start date/possible notice period.

As an employer, we are committed to equal opportunity and support for minorities. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of ethnic origin, skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or legally protected status.