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What is the Cleveland Talent Alliance Ambassador Program?

  • A platform designed to make community onboarding easy 
  • A network to facilitate connections between newcomers and locals
  • A program to facilitate connections between newcomers and Cleveland

HOW DOES THIS PROCESS WORK?

  • Have ONE meeting with your Ambassador (face-to-face or via video chat) to get to know each other 
  • You’ll be invited to at least TWO networking or community events OR receive additional information about TWO of your selected interests
  • Your Ambassador should make THREE connections for you that align with this criteria: 
    • Personal connections for whom they think would be a friendly companion 
    • Professional connections for a job 
    • Volunteer organizations or clubs 

What Does an Ambassador Do Exactly?

  • Answers specific questions about Cleveland or connects you to those who can answer them
  • Serves as a “first friend” to those who move to the community  
  • Makes connections to things to do, places to see and people who can help you settle in  

How long after I fill out the form will I be contacted?

Our matching process is incredibly thoughtful and performed by a team of real human beings. So please expect that it might take up to a week before you’ll hear back about your Ambassador request.

What if I change my mind about wanting to be an Ambassador?

No problem. All you have to do is send an email to Sara Greicius, Talent Alliance Director, at sgreicius@clevelandtalent.org and ask to be removed from the list. 

Do I have to pay for this service?

Absolutely not. This program is offered by the Cleveland Talent Alliance free of charge to new residents. They will never contact you with offers for upgrades, upcharges or anything else of that nature. 

Is my Ambassador going to get me a job?

Your Ambassador can connect you to people in their network who may be hiring, but they cannot guarantee you an interview or a role at any company, including their own. 

What do you need all this information for, and who gets to use it?

We ask the minimum number of questions we can to make a good match with one of our Ambassadors. The ONLY people who have access to this data are the staff of Destination Cleveland, and the two vendors who helped design this website. None of this data will ever be sold, used for sales or recruitment purposes, or shared with anyone outside of these organizations. You can request your data be permanently deleted at any time by emailing sgreicius@clevelandtalent.org.

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS CAN I ASK MY AMBASSADOR FOR?

Your Ambassador is trained to answer a variety of different questions about the area, such as providing information on schools; things to do; which neighborhoods or areas might be a good fit for you and your family; and where to locate answers to your additional questions. Their goal is to make sure you have all the information you need to comfortably and quickly make Cleveland your new home. 
 
They can also potentially connect you with vendors for things you may need, but only if you specifically ask them. They may, at times, offer their own services to you, if it fits your needs. But you should never feel like you’re on a sales call when talking to your Ambassador.