One who has the oversight and charge of some place, institution, or organization, affairs, etc., with the power of direction; as, the superintendent of an almshouse; the superintendent of public works.
A person who has the authority to supervise or direct.
(noun) one who has executive oversight and charge
A chief executive officer, who supervises and directs operations over an entire division. He is responsible for the supply and maintenance of rolling stock, equipment, the right of way, and for the prompt handling of traffic.
Superintendent is used by the United States Air Force as the title of the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of a section, flight, staff agency, directorate, or like organization. These positions are assigned to senior noncommissioned officers (NCOs), as opposed to the titles NCOIC (which are held by junior NCOs) and Chief or Director (which is assigned to commissioned officers as the head of the section).
In education, a superintendent (also known as a chief school administrator in many states) is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization.