Miranda Birkbeck

Rising Stars 2019

HR service centre advisor

First West Credit Union

A finalist for CPHR BC & Yukon’s 2019 Rising Star Award, Miranda Birkbeck served as an HR technology intern at First West Credit Union before joining the organization in a full-time HR coordinator role. Within her first few months on the job, Birkbeck had created a proposal to launch the credit union’s first harmonized employee referral program. She also played a key role in helping First West implement a new application tracking system, a case management system and a new group phone line for its service centre. In addition, Birkbeck has recently spearheaded the creation of a new employee value proposition in collaboration with First West’s leadership team.

Outside of her work at First West, Birkbeck serves as the volunteer coordinator for Elevation Outdoors, a nonprofit that provides free outdoor recreation opportunities for underprivileged youth. She also is a Girl Guide leader for 5- and 6-year-old girls in the Sparks division in Kelowna.