Administrative/Executive Assistant – Pittsburgh

We are currently accepting applications for an Administrative/Executive Assistant in our Pittsburgh office.

The Administrative/Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to NK’s Pittsburgh office and executive assistance to NK’s Founding Principal.

Duties & Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Executive assistance to the Founding Principal, including administrative duties, scheduling, and logistical support.
  • Event coordination and communications support to the Founding Principal, initially centered on the national 2018 North American Passive House Network conference to be held in Pittsburgh.
  • Administrative assistance to the Pittsburgh office, including phones, file management, correspondence, resource library, inventory, office functions.


  • Energetic with a great sense of humor; excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, and creativity.
  • Proven attention to detail and immaculate organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand a variety of complex systems/processes.
  • A “Jack- or Jill-of all-trades” – must be willing and able to manage a variety of tasks with potentially conflicting priorities with exemplary professionalism.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Stellar verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfort with and aptitude for technology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (required) and Adobe Creative Suite (preferred).
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 2-4 years working in architectural offices or other professional service firms.


Pittsburgh, PA. (6101 Penn Ave, East Liberty neighborhood).  

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, transit, 401k, and flexible schedules. Email resumes and portfolio to the Business Manager at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects to [email protected]. Clearly identify the position for which you are applying.

Company Overview

Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects is dedicated to climate action, building by building. With a creative and disruptive mindset NK Architects is the country’s leading architectural firm devoted to the creation of multifamily and commercial Passive House buildings. While headquartered in Seattle, NK’s Pittsburgh office is rapidly growing and has become a national center of innovation in high performance building design. NK serves clients across the United States.

NK’s Founding Principal, CEO, and CMO are all active leaders in the national Passive House design movement. Our Founding Principal will play a central role in hosting the national North American Passive House Network conference in Pittsburgh in 2018. The Administrative/Executive Assistant will support this effort, in addition to their other administrative duties

We are looking for talented, hard-working people who can succeed here and contribute to the success of the firm.

  • Our client’s success is our success.
  • We embrace growth and change.
  • NK supports systematic, logical thinking: the best idea wins.
  • Ownership and self-direction is highly valued.
  • Our staff remains flexible, responsive, and agile.
  • NK strives to make design better, more responsible, more livable.