Front-End Web Developer (UI Design)

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, a labor union that represents nearly 40,000 workers in the hotel, gaming, and racing industries in the New York City area, seeks an experienced front end web developer with user interface design experience (or training).

This COVID crisis has shown us the immense value to our Union of developing a more expansive and sophisticated website. Since March 2020, the number of viewers to our site has increased seven-fold (to as many as 20,000 per day and more) and we are investing our resources accordingly. In fact, we have so many concrete ideas to put the site to new innovative uses, that our one full-time web developer has more work than he can handle! Among the new uses we are developing are:

  • Launching a members-only section with customized private content;
  • Providing multi-lingual content to an incredibly diverse membership (the current site supports English, Spanish and Chinese content);
  • Building tools to promote union events and increase member engagement;
  • Providing non-union workers with a confidential communication channel with the union and interactive pages allowing them to compare their wages, benefits and working conditions to those enjoyed by unionized workers;
  • Conducting secret ballot ratification votes online; and
  • Many other applications.

Our Union constantly seeks new ways to increase our effectiveness through smart use of technology and we are looking for a creative developer to help conceive of, design and implement tools to support the Union in our mission. This includes both web design and also assisting with the UX design of our FileMaker projects.

This position offers the prospect of a great career and, as we are a labor union, an excellent benefit package.

Salary & Benefits:

Starting salary: $55,000 to $70,000

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Optical, and Prescription Drugs with family coverage (including domestic partners), Pension, Pre-paid Legal, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Cycle Benefits, Long-Term Care Insurance, and other benefits.


  • Strong foundation in UI/UX design with 3 design samples provided
  • At least 3 years of experience designing & building websites using CSS, Javascript and HTML
  • Experience working with newer front-end technologies (e.g. React, VueJS or other frameworks)

Other useful experience/qualifications:

  • Experience using GraphQL web services
  • Experience with content management systems, such as CraftCMS
  • Experience with MVC frameworks or PHP
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Linux server administration
  • Networking skills
  • Python

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, three references, design samples and a cover letter to with the subject line “Front-end Web Developer” The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

For more information about our union, click here.